Can't believe I woke up at 4am to watch soccer. 😴
— Samantha Mitchell (@__DangerRoss__) August 2, 2021
So glad the woke USA women’s soccer team lost!! They deserve it !! Unappreciated group of women who can’t even salute or stand for the flag of the country they live in!!
— Chris (@Craber8) August 2, 2021
The U.S. women’s soccer team took another upset on Monday morning, losing to Canada for the first time since 2001 and getting knocked from gold medal contention.
The women’s team, ranked number one in the world and expected to take home the gold, lost 1-0 in the semifinal contest.
The single goal was scored by Canada’s Jessie Fleming late in the second half, a penalty kick that sneaked by backup goalkeeper Adrianna Franch.
“Carli Lloyd — one of several legendary American players on the Olympic roster this year — crouched on the field, holding her head in her hands when the final whistle blew Monday,” The Washington Post detailed. Team USA now has no chance at gold, a feeling Lloyd no doubt was reflecting on.