USWNT vs. Canada outcome: U.S. ladies shocked by Canada on penalty kick in Olympic semifinal

Canada’s ladies’s nationwide soccer workforce upset No. 1-ranked USA within the Olympic ladies’s soccer semifinals with a lone penalty kick purpose proving the distinction in a 1-0 victory. Canada will advance to the gold-medal match in opposition to Sweden, whereas the USWNT will play for the bronze medal in opposition to Australia. 

The decisive purpose got here on a penalty kick scored by Jessie Fleming within the seventy fifth minute after the referee used video assessment to find out {that a} foul was dedicated within the field by U.S. defender Tierna Davidson on Canadian ahead Deanne Rose. The Canadians used a stingy protection to see out the outcome, because the USWNT not often threatened. It was the third time the USA was shut out within the 2021 Olympic event.

It is also the primary time in 20 years that Canada has defeated the USA (March 2001). The Canadians exacted some revenge in opposition to the Individuals, who beforehand knocked out Canada in dramatic trend in each the 2008 Olympic quarterfinals and the 2012 Olympic semifinals.

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“Not our greatest sport, not our greatest event. We simply did not have it at the moment. Simply too many errors from us, once more,” Megan Rapinoe advised NBC Sports activities postgame. “That is soccer. They received one shot on purpose on the PK [penalty kick] and from what it feels like, it was a PK. So, yeah, it was a bitter one to swallow. Clearly, we by no means need to lose to Canada. I do not assume I’ve ever misplaced to Canada. So it is a bitter one. However nonetheless quite a bit to compete for. It isn’t the colour we would like, however there’s nonetheless a medal on the road and we need to win that sport. However this sucks.”

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USWNT vs. Canada closing rating

  1H 2H Last
USA 0 0 0
Canada 0 1 1

CAN: Jessie Fleming (penalty kick) – seventy fifth min.

(All instances Japanese)

Last: USA 0, Canada 1

Last: Canada lastly beats the USA for the primary time in 20 years and will get previous the Individuals in a significant event. The Canadians did it with hard-nosed defending (Vanessa Gilles was a standout), tremendous goalkeeping (Stephanie Labbe) and an opportunistic purpose (Jessie Fleming’s penalty) to tug off a shutout win in opposition to an uninspired USA. Along with dropping their beginning goalkeeper to damage within the first half, the Individuals by no means received into an attacking rhythm on this sport, or in all the event for that matter.

93rd min.: A U.S. nook kick would not quantity to something and Canada is near transferring on.

88th min.: SUB – One other Canadian sub to kill time. Deanne Rose, who drew the penalty kick, comes out and Adriana Leon takes her place. There shall be 4 minutes of stoppage time.

89th min.: A Julie Ertz ball into the field goes out for a Canada purpose kick and the Canadians seem like they’ll pull this off. There is not any actual stress from the USA.

87th min.: SUB – Christine Sinclair comes off the sector and Jordyn Huitema replaces her.

86th min.: Crossbar! Carli Lloyd’s header hits the highest of the bar on a cross from the left.

84th min.: Canada get a spell of possession to take the sting out of the U.S. assault. The Individuals, who have not misplaced to Canada in 20 years, are operating out of time.

81st min.: The USA brings on Sam Mewis instead of a defender, proper again Kelley O’Hara. The USA will go along with three defenders on the again because it pushes for the equalizer. Crystal Dunn goes from left again to the suitable facet of protection as one of many three.

77th min.: Canada didn’t have a shot on purpose till that penalty and just one shot for all the match as much as that time. This second half was all USA. All the pieces modified on a single play.

seventy fifth min.: Aim! Jessie Fleming steps as much as take the kick for Canada and scores! Goalkeeper Adrianna Franch guesses proper, however she will’t get to it.

72nd min.: This could possibly be a turning level within the match. The referee checks the video monitor after being alerted by the VAR and he or she guidelines a penalty for Canada! U.S. defender Tierna Davidson is punished for kicking Deanne Rose within the field whereas making an attempt to clear hazard. Little question about it.

71st min.: The photographs on purpose are racking up for the USA. Now it is Christen Press placing it on purpose, however Labbe holds on to it. Stats say 3 of 11 photographs are on purpose for the USA. No photographs on purpose for Canada.

68th min.: Nice nook supply from Megan Rapinoe and Julie Ertz applies the header which was destined for the nook, however Canada GK Labbe stops it for an additional nook. The following play additionally ends with a header, this one by Lindsey Horan and it is proper on the ‘keeper.

sixty fifth min.: Nice concept from Carli Lloyd who curls a shot on purpose that the Canadian ‘keeper has to tip over the bar for a nook kick. However the USWNT cannot capitalize. The stress is barely growing after the subs.

61st min.: SUBS – The USA adjustments out the entrance line – Heath, Morgan and Williams are out and Rapinoe, Christen Press and Carli Lloyd are in

sixtieth min.: SUBS – Canada goes first. Julia Grosso in for Quinn in midfield and Deanne Rose for Nichelle Prince at ahead.

58th min.: It has been all USA to start out this half, particularly down the left facet with Crystal Dunn becoming a member of the assaults. However the American ladies cannot translate the stress into harmful possibilities. A triple substitution is coming to liven issues up for the USA.

52nd min.: Probability for USA! Heel flick by Tobin Heath to Lynn Williams, however her shot is over the bar. Greatest assault by the USA to date.

forty ninth min.: Chaos within the Canada field, however the ball is finally cleared.

forty sixth min.: We’re underway, and the USA has come out aggressively to start out the half.

Halftime: USA 0, Canada 0

Halftime: We knew this may be a defensive wrestle, however no photographs on purpose within the sport to this point is a shock. There have been actually no highlights. Canada was defending deep to start out, however it grew into the sport and had a number of nook kicks it could not make the most of. However there is a sense the Canadians can spring into an assault at any second. The USWNT, which misplaced goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher to damage, has been sloppy at instances and hasn’t had nice concepts across the field. Lynn Williams has not often been concerned. Canada seems to be like it will probably probably punish the USA on a turnover.

51st+ min.: Robust finish to the half by the USWNT, however it should have to enhance considerably within the second half to advance.

forty sixth+ min.: The USWNT retains making an attempt to work the ball within the attacking half and this play ends with a cross that’s as soon as once more headed off track by Alex Morgan.

fortieth min.: A Kelley O’Hara cross is headed off track by Alex Morgan within the field, however her jersey was being pulled on the play.

thirty seventh min.: Davidson has to concede one other nook to Canada, its fifth of the half, however that was wasted by Canada’s Beckie, who’s not had good deliveries into the field.

thirty second min.: Tierna Davidson whiffs on a ball into the field and it turns into a nook. In the meantime, Kelley O’Hara is booked for a foul on Nichelle Prince.

twenty ninth min.: SUB – Naeher goes down once more after taking a purpose kick and that knee has her in ache. She indicators she will’t proceed, so AD Franch is available in.

twenty sixth min.: After an extended wait, Naeher is staying within the sport even when it appeared just like the backup ‘keeper Franch was prepared to return in at one level. Play has resumed, however we’ll get a great deal of stoppage time.

twentieth min.: U.S. ‘keeper Naeher comes off her line to seize a Jessie Fleming cross and he or she harm herself as she got here down. Sauerbrunn clears the hazards, however Naeher stays down and it would not look good for that proper leg. Backup ‘keeper Adrianna Franch is warming up.

18th min.: As quickly because the Canadians win the ball, they go straight at purpose and search for the speedy Nichelle Prince. They earn one other nook from the suitable. And, once more, a Janine Beckie nook is finally cleared.

sixteenth min.: Good stretch right here for Canada. A cross by Canada’s Beckie is cleared by Tierna Davidson for a Canada nook, which was headed away.

14th min.: USWNT goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher touches the ball after a Nichelle Prince contact. Moments later Prince goes down within the field, however it’s a clear sort out by U.S. defender Becky Sauerbrunn.

twelfth min.: Canada’s Janine Beckie offers the ball away in midfield. If Canada goes to have an opportunity, it might want to do a greater job of taking good care of the ball.

tenth min.: The USWNT continues to be on the entrance foot. The newest offensive motion ends with an Alex Morgan cross that is simply stopped by Canada goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe.

4th min.: Ashley Lawrence rams into the again of Lindsey Horan and the American midfielder is shaken up. She recovers, however nothing comes of the set piece.

1st min.: We’re off. Canada kicks us off.

3:45 a.m.: Ashley Lawrence is arguably essentially the most influential participant on the Canada roster. Milestone second for her:

3:40 a.m.: Hype video to get the adrenaline going within the wee hours:

3:24 a.m.: Ah sure, that 2012 semifinal that no fan who watched it should ever neglect. It completed 4-3 closing in additional time:

3:21 a.m.: One other early begin, however this one guarantees to be value it:

USWNT vs. Canada beginning lineups

U.S. head coach Vlatko Andonovski offers Lynn Williams  one other begin at winger after she registered a purpose and help in opposition to the Netherlands. However essentially the most shocking transfer may be that common middle again Abby Dahlkemper , who had a handful of poor defensive moments within the group stage, is not even within the matchday squad.

For Canada, head coach Bev Priestman is sticking with the squad that received it executed in opposition to Brazil in a quarterfinal penalty-kick shootout. Vanessa Gilles , who had a sensational match in opposition to the Brazilians, retains her middle again spot forward of Shelina Zadorsky , and Allysha Chapman returns at left again regardless of logging heavy minutes into additional time three days in the past.

MORE: U.S. ladies Olympic workforce roster


Beginning lineup (4-3-3, left to proper): 1-Alyssa Naeher — 2-Crystal Dunn, 12-Tierna Davidson, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 5-Kelley O’Hara — 9-Lindsey Horan, 8-Julie Ertz, 16-Rose Lavelle —  21-Lynn Williams, 13-Alex Morgan, 7-Tobin Heath

Substitutes: 18-Adrianna Franch-GK, 14-Emily Sonnett, 20-Casey Krueger,  3-Samantha Mewis, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 11-Christen Press, 10-Carli Lloyd 

Sitting out: 22-Jane Campbell-GK, 17-Abby Dahlkemper,  6-Kristie Mewis, 19-Catarina Macario


Starters (4-4-2, left to proper): 1-Stephanie Labbe-GK — 2-Allysha Chapman, 14 Vanessa Gilles, 3-Kadeisha Buchanan, 10-Ashley Lawrence — 5-Quinn, 11-Desiree Scott, 12-Christine Sinclair, 17-Jessie Fleming — 16-Janine Beckie, 15-Nichelle Prince

Substitutes: 18-Kailen Sheridan-GK, 4-Shelina Zadorsky, 21-Gabrielle Carle, 7-Julia Grosso, 9-Adriana Leon, 6-Deanne Rose, 19-Jordyn Huitema

Sitting out: 22-Erin McLeod-GK,  8-Jayde Riviere, 20-Sophie Schmidt, 13-Evelyne Viens

The best way to watch USA vs. Canada Olympic semifinal

  • Date: Monday, August 2
  • Time: 4 a.m. ET
  • TV channels: USA Community
  • Spanish-language TV: Telemundo
  • Streaming: fuboTV ,,, NBC Sports activities app and Telemundo Deportes app (with consumer authentication)
  • Canada streaming:

USA vs. Canada will air stay on USA Community and Telemundo at 4 a.m. ET. Each networks can be found to be streamed within the USA on fuboTV (free 7-day trial) .

All Olympic soccer matches are additionally streamed within the U.S. on,, NBC Sports activities app and the Telemundo Deportes app — all with consumer authentication.

The match shall be streamed in Canada on stay broadcast on

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