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How Canada Beat the U.S. in the Women’s Soccer Semifinal

KASHIMA, Japan — The United States women’s soccer team lost, 1-0, to Canada in an Olympic semifinal match Monday night at Ibaraki Kashima Stadium, ending the Americans’ hopes of following up their 2019 World Cup title with an Olympic gold medal.

The United States lost its star goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, the penalty-kick shootout hero of its quarterfinal victory, to a knee injury just half an hour into the match. But in the end, it was a shot that no goalkeeper was likely to save that sank them.

In the 74th minute, Canada midfielder Jessie Fleming, striding to the spot after a video review awarded her team a penalty and a chance to take the lead, lashed a penalty kick high and hard to the left of Adrianna Franch, the American backup keeper.