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 pleased with the way in which we persevered, they means we turned issues round. We’re going house with a medal, and there’s no larger feeling than that.”
“It’s very satisfying,” Sauerbrunn stated, per The AP. “I believe all of us realized we didn’t play the very best this whole match,? U.S. captain Becky Sauerbrunn stated. ?… To indicate the USA mentality and the resiliency, to place the efficiency in that we needed 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 point out for its marketing campaign in Tokyo.