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OL Reign Olympic Roundup: Angelina starts for Brazil, USA narrowly makes knockout round

Angelina started for the first time in the Olympics while Rose Lavelle and Megan Rapinoe narrowly qualified for the knockout rounds with the USWNT.

20210724 Netherlands v Brazil - Tokyo 2020 Olympic Football Tournament

The final day of Olympic qualifying has wrapped up and all five OL Reign internationals — representing four different countries — are heading to the knockout rounds, which begin on Friday.

Take a look at how Megan Rapinoe, Rose Lavelle, Quinn, Nicole Momiki and Angelina did for their respective countries.

United States

Rose Lavelle started in the first group stage clash against Sweden, which saw the U.S. lose their 44-game winning streak after a 3-0 defeat. Lavelle did not play the full 90 minutes, instead going 80 minutes. Meanwhile, Megan Rapinoe subbed on in the 64th minute to replace Tobin Heath.

In the second group stage clash, a 6-1 win against New Zealand, Lavelle notched the first goal in the 9th minute, off an assist from Heath. Lavelle went 68 minutes, subbing off for Sam Mewis. Rapinoe did not net a goal, but started the match and left at the same time as Lavelle, switching spots with Christen Press.

Finally, against Australia in a scoreless draw, Rapinoe and Lavelle both started. Lavelle received a yellow card in the 72nd minute and was subbed off shortly after for Kristie Mewis. Rapinoe went 65 minutes before being replaced by Heath.

The United States narrowly slid through to the knockout rounds, taking second place in Group G, and will take on the Netherlands at 7 AM ET/4 AM PT on Friday, July 29.


Angelina did not feature for Brazil in its first match against China, in which Brazil won, 5-0. However, against, the Netherlands, Angelina got 45 minutes of action. The Dutch and Brazilians drew, 3-3, and when Angelina subbed on, she replaced Brazilian legend Formiga, who is playing in her seventh Olympic Games.

In a narrow 1-0 victory against Zambia, Angelina earned the start as head coach Pia Sundhage used the match for some roster rotation. Angelina went the full 90 minutes and received a yellow card in the 78th minute.

Brazil, who finished second in Group F, and will take on Canada and fellow OL Reign teammate Quinn, who finished second in Group E, on Friday at 4 AM ET/1 AM PT.


Quinn got plenty of action in Tokyo in the Olympic Games. They started the first match against Japan, in which Canada took the 2-1 victory. Quinn went 72 minutes before being subbed off for Deanne Rose.

The same scoreline earned Canada victory over Chile in their second group stage match. Janine Beckie scored both goals, and Quinn subbed on in the 61st minute to replace Julia Grosso.

Finally, in a 1-1 draw against Great Britain, Quinn started and went for 67 minutes before being replaced by Grosso.

Quinn and Canada will face off with Brazil and fellow OL Reign teammate Angelina.


The host nation did not have the greatest showing at the Olympics. Japan was slotted in the same group as Canada and narrowly slid into the knockout rounds with a third place finish in Group E.

Nicole Momiki played one minute in regular time and a handful of stoppage time minutes in Japan’s opener, after subbing on for Yui Hasegawa. In the second group stage match against Great Britain, Momiki subbed in during the 2-1 loss in the 55th minute.

In the final group stage match, Japan needed a win to even think about making the knockout rounds. Japan earned a 1-0 victory over Chile, in which Momiki remained on the bench.

Japan will take on powerhouse team Sweden, who topped Group G, at 6 AM ET/3 AM PT on Friday.

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