Just two teams remain in Olympic Women’s Soccer and the United States isn’t one of them. The US was upended by surging Canada, who opened the tournament at huge +2000 longshot odds to win gold. Instead, the USWNT took home the bronze medal by upending Australia 4-3.
Sweden meets Canada in the gold medal match on Thursday (9:00pm ET).
Here are the women’s soccer odds to win gold, the tournament format, past results, the USWNT roster, and more that will help guide you to an informed bet.
Tokyo Olympics Women’s Soccer Odds
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Format And Rules
The Women’s Olympic Soccer tournament is comprised of two stages: the group stage and the knockout stage. The 12 qualifying teams are divided up into three groups (E, F, G), which then play a three-game round-robin style tournament. A win in the group stage awards a team three points, a draw awards one, and a loss awards zero points.
The top two finishers in each group as well as the top two-finishing third-place teams advance to the knockout stage.
The knockout stage is a single-elimination tournament that culminates in a gold medal and a bronze medal game. The loser of the gold medal game is awarded silver and the loser of the bronze medal game does not place on the podium.
Women’s Soccer Groups
- E: Japan, Canada, Great Britain, Chile
- F: China, Brazil, Netherlands, Zambia
- G: Sweden, United States, Australia, New Zealand
- Great Britain vs. Australia
- Sweden vs. Japan
- Netherlands vs. United States
- Canada vs. Brazil
- Canada vs. United States
- Australia vs. Sweden
- United States vs. Australia
- Sweden vs. Canada
How To Watch
The Olympics have an exclusive partnership with NBC and its affiliates in the USA. If you’re willing and able to wake up early enough, all Women’s Olympic Soccer games will be featured on one of its networks.
Group Stage: Wednesday, July 21–Tuesday, July 27
Quarterfinals: Friday, July 30
Semifinals: Monday, August 2
Bonze medal match: Thursday, August 5, 4:00 a.m. ET
Gold medal match: Thursday, August 5, 10:00 p.m. ET
US Women’s National Team Roster
- #17 Abby Dahlkemper, defender
- #12 Tierna Davidson, defender
- #2 Crystal Dunn, defender
- #8 Julie Ertz, defender
- #18 Adrianna Franch, goalkeeper
- #7 Tobin Heath, forward
- #9 Lindsay Horan, midfielder
- #16 Rose Lavelle, midfielder
- #10 Carli Lloyd, forward
- #6 Kristie Mewis, midfielder
- #3 Samatha Mewis, midfielder
- #13 Alex Morgan, forward
- #1 Alyssa Naeher, goalkeeper
- #5 Kelley O’Hara, defender
- #11 Christen Press, forward
- #15 Megan Rapinoe, forward
- #4 Becky Sauerbrunn, defender
- #14 Emily Sonnett, defender
The USWNT is filled with familiar names like Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, and Carli Lloyd, who have all been with the squad and won gold on more than one occasion. Overall, the roster is deep and experienced between both Olympic and World Cup play. Many of the names on the roster also were a part of Team USA’s 2019 World Cup victory.
However, they also employ plenty of fresh faces like Emily Sonnett, Abby Dahlkemper, and Tierna Davidson. Along with Sonnett, Samantha Mewis makes her Team USA Olympic debut after being named an alternate in 2016. The biggest strength of the roster comes in the form of the forward corps, where most of the famous Team USA names land.
Team USA Main Contenders And Rivals
Historically, Team USA has been challenged by Norway – which won the only gold the US didn’t since 2000 (in 2012) – as well as Germany, which has medaled in four of six Olympics. This year, Great Britain is second on odds tables at DraftKings Sportsbook, just ahead of the Netherlands, which is looking for its first medal in women’s soccer.
Brazil comes in fourth on DK’s odds table, tied with host country Japan. Brazil had two silver medals to its name, won in 2004 and 2008. Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden all opened with longshot odds due to being in the same group as Team USA, and would have the earliest chance at stealing a win. The United States has won an incredible 32 of its past 33 matches. The only other result was a 1-1 draw against Sweden April 10.