USWNT beats the Netherlands, advances to Tokyo Olympics semifinal on penalty kicks

 

Alyssa Naeher
U.S. goalie Alyssa Naeher was the hero, saving twice in the shootout and setting up Megan Rapinoe to send the U.S. into the next round.


The U.S. women's soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday after beating European champions the Netherlands on penalty kicks in a dramatic and grueling quarterfinal.


A tense and topsy-turvy match went to a 30-minute extra time period tied 2-2 after U.S. goalie Alyssa Naeher saved a late Dutch penalty that would've sent the Americans home.


And she was the hero again, saving twice in the shootout and setting up Megan Rapinoe to send the U.S. into the next round.


 

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