Olympic Soccer Live: U.S. Women’s Team vs. Netherlands

The U.S. women’s national team celebrated its lone victory so far in the Tokyo Games, over New Zealand last weekend.
Credit…James Hill for The New York Times

The numbers, if you are the United States women’s soccer team, do not tell the story you were hoping to write at the Tokyo Olympics: three games, one win, countless questions.

But that is all in the past now, defender Crystal Dunn said Thursday. Yes, the Americans were shut out twice in their first three games. Yes, they have struggled to turn their chances into goals. Yes, they could have been better in many areas.

But the only game that matters now, Dunn said, is Friday’s quarterfinal against the Netherlands in Yokohama, a match she described as “all or nothing.” (

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