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 stated, per The Related Press. ” … I’m extraordinarily happy with the way in which we persevered, they manner we turned issues round. We’re going dwelling with a medal, and there’s no higher feeling than that.”
“It’s very satisfying,” Sauerbrunn stated, per The AP. “I feel all of us realized we didn’t play the very best this whole event,? U.S. captain Becky Sauerbrunn stated. ?… To point out the USA mentality and the resiliency, to place the efficiency in that we wished to be enjoying all the time, and to lastly discover it in a recreation 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 indicate for its marketing campaign in Tokyo.