It was not the color medal the U.S. had hoped for, but it was a better result than at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics when the USWNT was bounced out of the tournament in the quarterfinals.
Naeher was injured in the Olympic semifinal loss against Canada. Naeher landed awkwardly trying to swat the ball away in the first half. She played for a few more minutes and then was substituted out.
The result today was enough for the U.S. team to secure the runners-up position in Group G, after losing their first game against Sweden and later defeating New Zealand.
The roster includes Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Rose Lavelle — and Carli Lloyd, who turns 39 next month, will play in her fourth Games. Fans will expect the squad to repeat their World Cup greatness.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Women's National Team says they'll appeal in their quest to receive compensation on par with the men's team. Other claims in the lawsuit will go to trial.
A win would mean the seventh-straight Olympics appearance for the U.S. — and a shot at redemption after finishing fifth at the 2016 Games.
The 43-year-old takes the helm after a successful stint leading the Reign FC of the National Women's Soccer League. He replaces Jill Ellis, the winningest coach in USWNT history.
Fresh off its fourth Women's World Cup title, the U.S. Women's National Team has its eyes set on another prize: more money. The women make less than their male counterparts.
The crowd broke into chants of "Equal pay!" after the U.S. Women's National Team won the World Cup on Sunday in Lyon, France. Fans have a role to play in making that happen.