USWNT will do anything possible to win Olympic medal - Vlatko Andonovski

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Did US women's soccer lose?

KASHIMA, Japan — The U.S. women's soccer team's bid for Olympic gold has ended with a 1-0 loss to Canada, thanks to a goal from Jessie Fleming in the 75th minute. The Washington PostU.S. women's soccer team loses to Canada in semifinals, ending bid for Olympic gold

Is US women's soccer out of Olympics?

Canada knocks U.S. women's soccer team out of Olympics gold medal contention. ... After a scoreless first half, Canada went up 1-0 in the 74th minute on Fleming's penalty against backup U.S. goalkeeper Adrianna Franch. Pittsburgh Post-GazetteCanada knocks U.S. women's soccer team out of Olympics gold medal contention

Did US women's soccer team win?

The U.S. team—favorites to take gold—lost 1-0 in the semifinal match Monday. Canada's Jessie Fleming scored the winning goal in the game's 74th minute, marking the nation's first victory over the U.S. women's squad in 20 years. ForbesU.S. Women’s Soccer Team Defeated By Canada In Olympic Semifinals, Will Compete For Bronze Medal

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United States women's national team coach Vlatko Andonovski has said his side will "do anything possible" to win a medal at the Olympics as it prepares to face Australia in the bronze-medal match.

The USWNT was knocked out of the competition for the gold medal by Canada, ending its bid to become the first team to win a World Cup and Olympics back-to-back.

Despite being favorites heading into the Games, the side struggled throughout the tournament, winning just two games. It suffered a big 3-0 defeat to Sweden on the opening day and then beat New Zealand 6-1.

A 0-0 draw with Australia was enough to get them to the knockout stages where they beat Netherlands on penalties before falling 1-0 to Canada.

"We were aiming for gold and we will always aim for gold, and that will never change," Andonovski said Wednesday.

"Just because it didn't happen doesn't mean it stops there. We go into every game to win it. At the end of the day, it's a medal at the Olympics. We're going to do anything possible.

"We don't have anything to lose -- we actually have a lot to win -- and we're going to do anything possible to win the medal."

"There's going to be roller-coaster emotions especially in a big tournament, and different types of pressure, different types of expectations. When you play with joy, all of that goes away," she said.

"Win, lose, tie, this is a beautiful game, and I'm definitely thankful to be able to play and to be able to be a part of this team, because every day we get to go out and be on the field and perform together.

"The bronze is just as important, because it's what we have to fight for. And I said, up and downs with a roller coaster, we find ways to come out and it's a learning experience. We will continue to do that and get better every single day."

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