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Tokyo Olympics: Megan Rapinoe Converts As US Get Past Netherlands On Penalties

The United States will next face Canada, which advanced to the semifinals 4-3 on penalties after a scoreless draw with Brazil in Rifu.

Tokyo Olympics: Megan Rapinoe Converts As US Get Past Netherlands On Penalties
United States' Megan Rapinoe, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning goal and defeating the Netherlands in a penalty shootout during a women's quarterfinal football match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. | AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo
Tokyo Olympics: Megan Rapinoe Converts As US Get Past Netherlands On Penalties
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2021-07-30T23:30:25+05:30

Megan Rapinoe converted the deciding penalty in a shootout and the United States advanced to the semifinals of the women's Olympic football tournament 4-2 following a 2-2 draw with the Netherlands on Friday. (More Football News)

United States goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher stopped Vivianne Meidema's opening attempt in the shootout. She then saved a shot from Aniek Nouwen before Rapinoe put her penalty away.

After Rapinoe scored, she turned to her teammates, folded her arms and grinned in triumph.

Meidema scored a pair of goals in regulation time for the Netherlands, giving her 10 goals for the tournament — an Olympic record.

Miedema put the Netherlands ahead in the 18th minute but the Americans equalized when Sam Mewis headed in a goal off a feed from Lynn Williams in the 28th. Williams then gave the Americans the lead in the 31st.

Meidema, who was playing in her 100th game for the Netherlands, made it 2-2 in the 54th.

The United States will next face Canada, which advanced to the semifinals 4-3 on penalties after a scoreless draw with Brazil in Rifu. (AP)

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