The United States women's national team are through to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic soccer semifinals after a penalty shootout win against Netherlands, following a 2-2 draw after extra-time, ESPN.com noted.
Vivianne Miedema, who was making her 100th appearance for Netherlands, scored in each half. She scored 10 goals in the tournamentthe highest ever achieved by a women's player in the Olympics.
Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams scored for the United States. Megan Rapinoe converted the deciding penalty in a shootout.
The U.S. team is trying to become the first reigning Women's World Cup champion to ever take Olympic gold, according to NPR. The Netherlands, ranked fourth in the world, is the European champion and was runner-up to the U.S. in the 2019 World Cup.