Sweden only threatened a couple of times in what was a pretty dominant showing for the US, despite the lack of goals. "We're going to need legs". USA manager Jill Ellis alluded to being cautious with the injury when discussing Morgan's status after the game.
It took 3 minutes for the USA women, who became the Group F champions, to score their first goal on Lindsey Horan's strike. Sweden will play Canada in Paris.
After the loss, Hope Solo, the USWNT's famously outspoken goalkeeper, called the Swedish team "cowards" and said the team's conservative playing style showed they didn't want to "play great soccer".
"We've been part of some very big games against them, and we haven't beaten them in a major tournament in a while". We knew there wouldn't be a lot of time between the matches.
The United States pounced on Thailand in its opener, winning 13-0 and drawing criticism for celebrating every goal even when the game was well in hand.
The Americans are led by star players like Carli Lloyd, Julie Ertz, and leading goal scorer Alex Morgan, who already has five goals. All the channels are available online using fuboTV, where you can sign up for a free trial.
The Americans didn't give up a single goal during group-stage action, and will look to continue their defensive dominance into the next round.Читайте также: Prime Minister Trudeau, Nancy Pelosi settle wager over NBA Finals
She replaced Alex Morgan, who was involved in a couple of collisions in the first half and at one point held her right knee. The US last faced Spain in January, which resulted in a 1-0 victory for the Americans.
The victory gives the top-ranked United States a potentially more challenging path to the final.
The only truly top draw side lined up for the Swedes is Germany, who they could meet in the quarter-finals if they beat Canada.
Just three minutes into Thursday's match, Lindsey Horan scored to put the USA up 1-0. The second goal was a chip shot into the side net by Tobin Heath.
Their second goal, in the 50th minute, was manufactured by the wizardry of Tobin Heath but reclassified by Federation Internationale de Football Association as an "own goal" for Sweden, the ball having brushed Swedish defender Jonna Andersson on its brilliantly arcing path into the goal. The goal was reviewed by VAR after it appeared Lloyd was offside.
It was later determined that the goal was officially scored as an own goal by Sweden's defender Jonna Andersson.
The victory was also particularly satisfying for the U.S.as Sweden was the team to eliminate them from the Olympics in 2016, and it marked the first time that the USA successfully shut out every opponent during the group phase, according to ESPN.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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