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Football Today – Rapinoe Discusses Canada Evicting USA from the Olympics

Football Today – Rapinoe Discusses Canada Evicting USA from the Olympics

The United States women’s team lost to Canada for the first time since March 2001 yesterday. We covered the football news that Megan Rapinoe’s team lost 1-0 to Canada in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics semi-finals. And now, for news from USA football today, Rapinoe discusses Canada evicting USA from the Olympics.

After losing 1-0 to Canada, a star-studded United States women’s team will not compete for gold in Tokyo in 2020.

Canada ended a 36-game winless streak against the US with a successful penalty strike from Jessie Fleming.

They scored one goal in the game to earn their first victory in twenty years against their American opponents.

Winning this semi-final tie, besides, Canada secured a spot for themselves in the women’s football final at the Tokyo Olympics.

The United States made 17 attempts on Monday, but none converted into a goal.

So, they suffered their second defeat at the Games, they were defeated 3-0 by Sweden in their first group match.

This semi-final loss, however, means that the reigning world champions will not have a chance to win gold in Japan.

While the United States can still claim a bronze medal, Megan Rapinoe did not mince words when assessing USA’s performance.

Football Today – Rapinoe Discusses Canada Evicting USA from the Olympics

Megan Rapinoe understands the significance of the result, particularly against opponents they have grown accustomed to defeating over the years.

“It’s a bitter one to swallow. We never want to lose to Canada. I don’t think I ever have, so it’s a bitter one,” Rapinoe said according to ESPN.

“Still a lot to compete for. It’s not the colour we wanted, but there’s still a medal on the line and that’s a huge thing. We want to win that game, but this sucks. It sucks.”

Asked why the USA had struggled so much to find form during the tournament, Rapinoe replied: “I feel like we haven’t had our joy a little bit.

“It just hasn’t flowed for us, hasn’t been easy. It’s not for a lack of effort, or anyone not giving everything they have. It just didn’t click for us.

“I don’t know if it was roster rotation, I know it’s a tough tournament when trying to save people, but our bench is as deep as hell. I don’t think we can put it on that, and I can’t quite put my finger on it.

“We just didn’t have that juice that we normally do.”

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