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After USWNT loss to Canada, Alex Morgan ‘devastated,’ Megan Rapinoe ‘gutted’


Following the USWNT’s 1-0 loss to North American rival Canada in the Olympic semifinals, several American players took to social media to express their disappointment and shock following the Monday upset.

Vying to become the first team to win a World Cup title and an Olympic gold medal back-to-back, the USWNT hadn’t lost to Canada in 20 years.

On Tuesday, forward Alex Morgan took to Twitter, writing: “Devastated to say the least not to be competing for a gold medal, but hungry for more and thankful we get to compete for bronze in 2 days. Thank you everyone for the support.”

“Gutted. Motivated. Together. We have it all to play for,” Megan Rapinoe posted on her Instagram story.

Carli Lloyd, who remained on the pitch alone to do sprints after the loss, also posted on social media.

“Life has knocked me down a few times. It showed me things I never wanted to see,” Lloyd wrote. “I experienced sadness and failures. But one thing for sure, I always get up.”

The USWNT will play Australia in the bronze-medal match on Thursday, while Sweden and Canada play in the gold-medal match on Friday.

The U.S. team will be without goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, the key player of Team USA’s quarterfinal against the Netherlands when she saved three penalties. Naeher sustained an injury to her right knee against Canada and was forced off after only 30 minutes of the semifinal game.