The reigning World Cup champs performed like world-class chumps in a group-stage opening soccer match on the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.
The U.S. Women’s nationwide soccer workforce misplaced 3-Zero to Sweden, ending a 44-game American unbeaten streak in worldwide play. The string extends again to January 2019.
Sweden eradicated the U.S. within the quarterfinals of the 2016 Rio Olympics, the workforce’s earliest exit ever.
Two targets from Stina Blackstenius and one from Lina Hurtig led Sweden.
Carli Lloyd and Julie Ertz changed Alex Morgan and Sam Mewis at halftime, and Megan Rapinoe subbed in for Tobin Heath later within the second half.
The U.S. will in all probability must beat New Zealand on Saturday to have an opportunity at advancing from group play, NBC famous.
Fans and specialists have been astounded by the workforce’s resounding defeat.
“About as sloppy and lethargic as I have seen from the United States in a very long time,” former participant Julie Foudy mentioned.
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