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 happy with the best way we persevered, they means we turned issues round. We’re going residence with a medal, and there’s no better feeling than that.”
“It’s very satisfying,” Sauerbrunn mentioned, per The AP. “I believe all of us realized we didn’t play the very best this complete event,? U.S. captain Becky Sauerbrunn mentioned. ?… To point out the USA mentality and the resiliency, to place the efficiency in that we needed to be enjoying 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 Girls’s World Cup triumph with an Olympic gold medal, it nonetheless has one thing tangible to point out for its marketing campaign in Tokyo.