The reigning World Cup champions played like world-class fools in an opening group stage soccer match at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.
The United States Women’s National Football Team lost 3-0 to Sweden, ending a 44-game winning streak for the United States in international matches. The channel dates back to January 2019.
Sweden eliminated the United States in the quarterfinals of the Rio 2016 Olympics, the team’s first outing of all time.
Two goals from Stina Blackstenius and one from Lina Hurtig led Sweden.
The United States will likely have to beat New Zealand on Saturday for any chance of qualifying for the group play, NBC noted.
Fans and pundits alike were stunned by the team’s resounding defeat.
“About as sloppy and lethargic as I have seen from the United States in a very long time,” said former player Julie Foudy.
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