Canada's Women’s Soccer Team Just Upset The U.S. & Could Win Gold For The First Time Ever

History awaits.

Staff Writer
Canada's Women’s Soccer Team Just Upset The U.S.

All eyes were on Jessie Fleming in the second half of the Olympic Women's Soccer semi-final as she stepped up to take a penalty kick. Knowing that a goal could win the game, the Canadian midfielder calmly took a breath and for a moment, time stood still as her spot-kick beat the U.S. keeper and sailed into the top corner.

The Canadian Women's Soccer Team erupted into celebratory pandemonium, swarming their teammate who had just given them a chance to win an Olympic gold medal for the first time in their storied history.

Fifteen minutes after Fleming's penalty kick goal, the Canadians knew that history was awaiting them.

"Our goal was to change the colour of the medal after back-to-back bronze," said Canadian captain Christine Sinclair after the game.

"What a performance, what a fight, I'm just so proud of our team."

With their bitter American rivals out of the way, Team Canada has a date with destiny and the only thing standing in their way is an undefeated Team Sweden.

"We never want to lose to Canada. I don't think I've ever lost to Canada," U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe is reported to have said in a post-game interview.

The Swedes are sure to be formidable opponents. The 2016 Olympic silver medalists outclassed their competitors throughout the Olympic tournament, handily beating the Australians on their way to the gold medal final.

The Canadians have confidence and momentum on their side though and aren't about to roll over for the Swedes.

"Winners win and we're going into that final to get a gold medal," said a confident Team Canada coach Bev Priestman.

Team Canada faces off against Team Sweden on August 6 at 10 p.m. EST.

Teddy Elliot
Staff Writer
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