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.
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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.