The dream is dead for the United States Women’s National Team.
The American soccer stars lost to Canada 1-0 Monday at the Tokyo Olympic Games – their first loss to their North American rivals in 36 games since 2001 – ending their campaign for back-to-back gold medals at the World Cup and Olympics.
Alex Morgan, who notched one goal and five points in the tournament, shared her feelings about the loss Tuesday morning.
“Devastated to say the least not to be competing for a gold medal, but hungry for more and thankful we get to compete for bronze in two days,” Morgan wrote on Twitter. “Thank you everyone for the support!”
Morgan has played in 183 international matches for Team USA. The 32-year-old has scored 111 goals – fifth in the USWNT’s history and eighth among all players in international play.
The U.S. still has the chance to medal when they battle Australia in the bronze-medal match at 4 a.m. Thursday morning. 2016 silver medalist Sweden and Canada – which won bronze medals at the 2012 and the 2016 Olympics – will play in the gold-medal match on Friday.
The Americans won gold medals in 1996, 2004, 2008 and 2012, plus a silver medal in 2002. In 2016, the U.S. finished in fifth place and this year, they will finish in either third or fourth.
After Thursday, the Americans will notably compete in the CONCACAF next July and the World Cup in 2023.