Megan Rapinoe was one of the star performers along with Carli Lloyd in the match for the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The USWNT was unmotivated after losing the match in the semifinals. However, on the day of the match, there was a newly found confidence in the team for the tournament. Megan Rapinoe, in particular, was in a renewed form and played in a free manner like the game was a consolation, but with complete intensity like the match was meaningful. This was the true sense of the game which the player grasped perfectly.
Megan Rapinoe exhibited her audacious self when she scored a brace in the first half, one which went into the net directly from the corner. The other goal was a volley that was a one-touch from a ball in mid-air. The celebrations were worth the goal because both were sensational finishes from the player.
Megan Rapinoe Shows Significant Confidence
After a loss in the semi-finals, Megan Rapinoe stated that it is a rare occasion to be in the Olympics, and only players with quality are allowed to be part of such an esteemed platform. Although it seemed arrogant at the time, the statement held true when she scored the brace in the next match.
Megan Rapinoe was ecstatic about the results of the match as she praised her teammates. She claimed that Lindsey was like a beast and the stamina of the left-back, Crystal Dunn. Although the defeat against Canada in the semi-finals had no explanations, they worked on their issues and performed to their best potential. There is a slight chance that alongside Lloyd, it was the last international competitive match for Megan Rapinoe, and it was surely a good one. They did not treat the bronze medal any less important than the gold and deserved the win.