The United States women’s soccer team has won bronze in the Tokyo Olympic games after they beat Australia.
The US team beat the Aussies 4-3 with two goals apiece coming from Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd.
Megan Rapinoe, captain of the American side, scored the first two goals of the game.
The first goal came from Rapinoe’s corner kick during the 8th minute. Australia’s forward, Sam Kerr then briefly leveled out the scores after seventeen minutes, but Rapinoe brought it back just 4 minutes later with yet another powerful strike.
Lloyd, the oldest player on the US team, then scored either side of half time, making the score 4-1. Australia tried to bring it back with goals from Caitlin Foord and Emily Gielnik making it 4-3, but it wasn’t enough and Team USA eventually won.
Following their bronze medal win, Team USA took to Twitter to share the news, writing: “FINAL | And that’s it! Two goals each from @mPinoe and @CarliLloyd and the has captured its sixth Olympic medal overall!”
They later added: “May not have been the color we came for, but every medal means something. Dug deep and got it done.”
And in celebration of the medal, people took to social media to offer their congratulations.
“Congrats @USWNT on the #Bronze medal! Would’ve loved to see you guys win the #gold but at least you aren’t going home empty handed,” one person wrote.
“Women’s soccer is becoming more competitive worldwide and you should be proud of bringing this sport to where it is now globally. I’m proud of our ladies!!” said another.
“Earned, not given!!! S/O to the SQUAD. proud as hell of these women for fighting through a lot of adversity!! Bless up,” wrote a third.
Previously, the US women’s team has won gold medals at the 1996, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Games, as well as a silver in Australia in 2002.
But this year, the team’s mission for gold was ended early after they lost 1-0, in the semifinal with Canada.
Congratulations, Team USA.