USWNT star Carli Lloyd did it her own way, retiring with complicated and dominant legacy
The USWNT icon is stepping away at age 39 after a glittering career full of defiance, spirit and excellence, a key to the U.S.'s many successes.
What can the Matildas learn from Tokyo?
The Matildas have long been earmarked for their potential; now everything is set for them to move on from Tokyo 2020 to realise it.
What comes next for USWNT after underwhelming Olympics?
The USWNT earned bronze at the Olympics, but it was a disappointment for a team that expects to win everything. Where do the Americans go from here?
How Canada earned Olympic gold: Grit, determination and defense
For the first time, Canada's women are Olympic champions and they did it the hard way, outdoing the superior Swedes and showing they deserved gold.
Quinn first open trans athlete to medal at Games
Canada midfielder Quinn has made history by becoming the first openly transgender athlete to medal at an Olympic Games.
Canada win Olympic gold after penalty shootout
Canada have won gold in the women's Olympic soccer tournament after a 3-2 penalty shootout win against Sweden.
Rapinoe: 'Another level' saw USWNT win bronze
United States women's national team's Megan Rapinoe has said the team weren't satisfied with their performance at the Olympics.
Australia outclassed by United States, but Matildas have something to build on
Australia were outclassed in the Olympic bronze medal match. United States might have won 4-3, but there was more than one goal between the teams.
Women's gold-medal match moved due to heat
The women's Olympic soccer gold-medal match between Canada and Sweden has been moved due to concerns over the heat in Japan.
Rapinoe, Lloyd score as USWNT wins bronze
The United States women's national team beat Australia 4-3 to win the Olympic bronze-medal match, with Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd both scoring.
How did the USWNT fall short of Olympic gold? Rating the many theories
Why did the USWNT struggle at the Olympics? Not even the players and staff seem to know. We've rounded up the main theories and graded their impact.
Andonovski: USWNT will do anything to medal
United States women's national team coach Vlatko Andonovski has said his side will be "do anything possible" to win a medal at the Olympics.
Sweden, Canada want gold-medal match moved
Sweden and Canada have asked Olympic organisers to move the women's gold-medal match on Friday to avoid the sweltering heat of the Japanese summer.
USWNT's Morgan 'devastated,' Rapinoe 'gutted'
United States women's national team forward Alex Morgan has said she is "devastated" that they will not compete for the Olympic gold medal.
Women's Olympic Games soccer bracket and fixtures schedule
Check out all the fixtures, venues and kick-off times for Women's Olympic Games soccer and the knockout bracket.
Australia can be proud of Olympic efforts as Sweden snatch final spot
Australia had more possession, corners, free kicks and shots. But they were unable to muster a goal as they missed out on a gold medal chance.
Sweden beat Australia to reach Olympics final
Sweden beat Australia 1-0 to set up a gold medal match against Canada at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
USWNT devoid of chemistry as Olympic gold chance slips away
The players weren't clicking and weren't aggressive. They weren't having fun. The USWNT looked a shadow of itself as it failed to compete for gold.
USWNT loss 'a bitter one to swallow' - Rapinoe
USWNT forward Megan Rapinoe has said the semifinal defeat to Canada in the Olympic Games is a "bitter one to swallow."
Canada stuns USWNT to reach Olympic final
The United States women's national team was knocked out of Olympic gold-medal contention after losing 1-0 to Canada in the semifinal.
USWNT's Naeher off injured in Olympic semi
USWNT goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher was forced off with an injury in the first half of the Olympic semifinal against Canada.
A frustrating end to a promising Olympics for Africa's footballers
With all four of Africa's Olympic competitors eliminated from the football tournaments, ESPN runs the rule over their performances in Japan.
Why USWNT won't get an easy game vs. Canada in Olympic semifinal
Having edged past the Dutch, the USWNT gets an easier game against Canada in the Olympic semifinals. Or does it? All signs point to a great game.