The USWNT he has another match between him and a guaranteed Olympic medal in Tokyo, and his semi-final opponent is familiar.
Going out to Quarter-Final Game It came to penalties, the USWNT will start against Canada Monday at 4 am ET for a chance in the gold medal game. Canada went from their quarter-final against Brazil 4-3 on penalties after finishing regulation time and extra time in a goalless draw.
Although the United States and Canada are presented as rivals because of their proximity, the Canadians have had little success against the USWNT. The two teams have met 61 times before Tokyo, with the Americans winning 51 of those matches.
If the USWNT wins, they will advance to their sixth Olympic final after missing just one since the sport was added in 1996. The USWNT could be the first team to win both world and Olympic titles. consecutive, after winning the 2019 World Cup trophy.
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The remaining US team in the women’s beach volleyball competition continued their medal quest on Monday as April Ross and Alix Klineman claimed a straight-set victory over Cuba in their first round of 16 game.
Ross and Klineman beat Lidy and Leila 21-17, 21-15 to advance to the quarter-finals.
Two weeks after losing the Rio Olympics in 2016, Keni Harrison decided to set the 100-meter hurdles world record with a time of 12.20.
The former University of Kentucky athlete, now in the school’s hall of fame, won the NCAA title in the 60m and 100m hurdles in his senior year in 2014-15 and has been honored as National Athlete of the Year. Several other former Wildcats, including another hurdler Sydney McLaughlin, also competing in Tokyo.
Harrison made the United States team with a time of 12.47 in Olympic Trials. She finished second behind Jamaican Britany Anderson in her semi-final to advance to the medal round. The Olympic record is 12:35 set by Australian Sally Pearson at the London 2012 Games.
The event will be broadcast live at 10:50 p.m. ET, following the men’s long jump final at 9:20 p.m. ET.
Team USA will face host Japan in one of two quarterfinals of the Olympic baseball tournament on Monday (8 am ET).
Former New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka will start for Japan. The MLB two-star pitched for the Yankees for seven seasons before returning home and signing with the NPB’s Rakuten Golden Eagles.
On the mountain for the United States, right-hander Shane Baz, 22, who was a Pittsburgh Pirates first-round pick in the 2017 Draft and now throws for the Tampa Bay Rays Class AA team.
The last time the two nations met on the international stage, the United States beat Japan 4-3 in the 2019 WBSC Premier12 Super Round. However, Japan won this tournament.
In Monday’s other quarter-final, Israel will face Korea in a rematch of their first-round clash, which Korea won 6-5 in 10 innings. Israel knocked out Mexico 12-5 on Sunday, while Korea beat the Dominican Republic with a 4-3 victory.
For its last game of the preliminary round, the United States team kicks against France at 11:40 pm ET. The women hope to have better success against France towards the quarter-finals compared to their male counterparts.
Team USA won their opener against Nigeria 81-72 on July 26. Then on Thursday it was pushed to an 86-69 victory over Japan by Aj’a Wilson and Brittney Griner.
The women’s beach volleyball team no. 1 of the United States plays its first game of the qualifying round at 7 p.m. ET.
April Ross and Alix Klineman will face Lidy Echevarria Benitez and Leila Martinez, the Cuban duo who lost two of their three prelims before beating the Netherlands in straight sets in the Lucky Loser Round. The Americans won in the preliminaries.
Ross and former partner Kerri Walsh Jennings won bronze in Rio. These are Klineman’s first Olympics.
On Saturday, the other American couple, Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil, lost 2-1 to Canada, eliminating them from the round of 16.