Olympics: Penn State’s Alyssa Naeher leaves semifinal vs Canada with injury

Former Penn State goalie Alyssa Naeher left the USWNT’s semifinal matchup vs Canada in the Olympic semifinals with an apparent injury

The United States women’s soccer team took on Canada in an Olympic semifinal in the early Monday morning hours on the east coast, and former Nittany Lion and US goalie Alyssa Naeher was unable to get out of the first half due to an apparent leg injury.

Around the 19-minute mark of the first half of a scoreless tie, Naeher collided with a Canadian player while going to grab the ball off a scoring opportunity. Naeher’s injury paused the action for roughly five minutes before she decided to give it a shot to continue playing on.

However, after staying in goal for about five minutes, Naehler signaled to the United States bench to say she will not be able to continue playing in net.

Adrianna French came off the bench to replace one of Penn State’s finest in net for the Americans.

Naeher played a pivotal role in the United States women advancing to the semifinal by coming up huge in goal against the Netherlands in the quarterfinal round of the Olympic tournament in Tokyo.

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