Canadians Stun USWNT In Olympic Semifinal
Do you believe in debacles? Canada does the unthinkable, ousting the defending four-time Olympic Champion and two-time defending World Cup champion United States Women's national soccer team with a 1-0 win in a Olympics semifinal game in Tokyo. Jessie Fleming's penalty kick tally in the 74th minute proved to be the difference against an aging United States squad that fell far short from their form throughout the 2010s. An emotional Megan Rapinoe found herself in tears after the match realizing the USWNT's 'Last Dance' had fallen far short. "I can't put my finger on it but we didn't quite have our juice." Rapinoe said. "I feel like we haven't had our joy a little bit. I do not know if it was roster rotations. Our bench is deep as hell." Coupled with an earlier 3-0 humiliation to Sweden, the USWNT lost two games for the first time ever in Olympic competition. Canada advances to the gold medal game for the first time ever against Sweden or Australia. The win was the first over the US in 36 games dating back to 2001. It was the second stunning upset for Canada over their neighbors to the south in 24 hours. Canada's Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson eliminated Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Claes in a hotly contested beach volleyball contest.