Highs and lows from the pitch: The best USA women’s soccer photos from Tokyo Olympics

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USA vs. Canada

Teammates swarm Team Canada midfielder Jessie Fleming after she scored on a penalty kick for a 1-0 lead over USA.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
Julie Ertz is knocked in the face by the back of Canada forward Jordyn Huitema's head as the ball is in midair.
USA’s Julie Ertz, left, is knocked in the face by Team Canada forward Jordyn Huitema in the second half of the women’s soccer semifinal.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
USA goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher collides with Julie Ertz as they prevent a goal during the semifinal in women's soccer.
USA goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, center, collides with teammate Julie Ertz as they prevent a goal in the first half of the semifinal in women’s soccer.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
USA's Carli Lloyd sits alone on the field.
USA’s Carli Lloyd sits alone on the field after losing a semifinal match against Canada.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
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USA vs. Netherlands

USA teammates rush to congratulate Megan Rapino and team goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher.
USA teammates celebrate a shootout victory over the Netherlands in the women’s soccer quarterfinal.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
USA goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher lunges to make a save in front of the net.
USA goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher makes a save on the Team Netherlands forward Vivianne Miedema, the first of two saves in a shootout victory over the Netherlands.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
USA defenders defend the goal against Netherlands attackers.
USA defenders defend the goal against Netherlands attackers during the women’s soccer quarterfinal.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

USA vs. Sweden

USA's Lindsey Horan hits the ball with her head as she battles for it with Sweden's Kosovare Asllani, who is in front of her
USA’s Lindsey Horan battles for the ball with Sweden’s Kosovare Asllani in the first half of the Group G pool match.
(Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
USA goalie Alyssa Naeher makes a save in front of teammate Abby Dahlkemper and Sweden's Stina Blackstenius
USA goalie Alyssa Naeher makes a save in front of teammate Abby Dahlkemper and Sweden’s Stina Blackstenius in a Group G pool match.
(Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
Sweden's Stina Blackstenius jumps into the arms of a teammate after scoring a goal.
Sweden’s Stina Blackstenius jumps into the arms of a teammate after scoring a goal against USA.
(Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
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