Foord’s and Gielnik scored within the 51st and ninetieth minutes, respectively, however the USWNT held on for the win.
Afterward, Lloyd and USWNT captain Becky Sauerbrunn hailed the group’s determined response to their semifinal loss to Canada.
“That was the U.S. mentality,” Llyod mentioned, per The Related Press. ” … I’m extraordinarily pleased with the best way we persevered, they approach we turned issues round. We’re going dwelling with a medal, and there’s no higher feeling than that.”
“It’s very satisfying,” Sauerbrunn mentioned, per The AP. “I believe all of us realized we didn’t play the perfect this whole event,? U.S. captain Becky Sauerbrunn mentioned. ?… To indicate the USA mentality and the resiliency, to place the efficiency in that we wished to be taking part in your complete time, and to lastly discover it in a sport like that — very satisfying.”
Though the USWNT didn’t accomplish the unprecedented feat of following its 2019 FIFA Ladies’s World Cup triumph with an Olympic gold medal, it nonetheless has one thing tangible to indicate for its marketing campaign in Tokyo.