ATLANTA, GEORGIA— The USA’s women’s soccer team (USWNT) has successfully achieved its goal of ending its 2020 Tokyo Olympics campaign with a medal.
On Thursday, the USWNT beat Australia 4-1 to win the bronze medal in Kashima, Japan.
USWNT strikers Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd scored twice and gave the winning goals to their team.
The bronze medal is a huge consolation for USWNT after the team was knocked out of the competition for the gold medal by Canada, ending its bid to become the first team to win a World Cup and Olympics back-to-back.
Before their battle for the third-place game, USWNT coach Vlatko Andonovski told the media the team will do their best to beat Australia.
“Just because it didn’t happen doesn’t mean it stops there. We go into every game to win it. At the end of the day, it’s a medal at the Olympics. We’re going to do anything possible,” Andonovski said.
One of the members of USWNT is our very own women’s soccer star, Kelley O’Hara.

By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.