United States beats Australia to win bronze in women's soccer

United States' Carli Lloyd, right, celebrates scoring her side's 4th goal against Australia during the women's bronze medal soccer match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Kashima, Japan. (Fernando Vergara/AP)

The United States bounced back from the semifinal loss to Canada in the women's soccer event, beating Australia 4-3 to secure a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd each scored twice for the U.S., while Sam Kerr, Caitlin Foord and Emily Gielnik scored for Australia.

Lloyd's pair of markers made her the all-time Olympic scorer for Team USA, as she surpassed women's soccer legend Abby Wambach.

The result comes following Team Canada's surprising 1-0 win over the Americans in the Tokyo semifinals. Canada is set to face Sweden on Friday, as both teams requested the kickoff time be adjusted due to extreme heat.

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