FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015: USA vs. Sweden scores, analysis, why US lost the plot
It was a tough match for the team USA. The second match in the Womenâ€™s World Cup 2015 was tougher than the players or the analysts had thought. After the first match, the team should have realized that any team at such top level of the game comes with its own pluses and many a times such pluses play a great role in ensuring the success of the team, how lowly ranked it might be.
By the way, Sweden women soccer team is not so poor either on paper or in performance. It is the fifth ranked FIFA womenâ€™s soccer side in the world and comes with good exposure of playing at international level. Many of the team players are actually household names in Sweden, the same way Hope Solo is in the US.
They gave their best and frustrated every effort by the US team members to attack and break their defense lines. In the course of the match, the US team got just two occasions to attack their goalpost and both the times their efforts went tin wane.
There is no denying the fact that for the second match in a row during the ongoing 2015 Women’s World Cup, the United States labored in the attacking half. This time around, though, the U.S. had to settle for a 0-0 draw against Sweden in the group stage on Friday night in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Despite the hype created surrounding this particular match for several days, the match was a bit boring. Both the teams looked content to be defending their goalposts without actually even attempting to breach their enemiesâ€™ defense lines.
A Bleacher report while talking about the USA vs Sweden match says, â€œThe United States didn’t look entirely convincing in its first match with Australia, but it is unquestionably one of the most talented teams at the World Cup. In addition, many, such as the Washington Post’s Michael Caley, felt removing Wambach from the starting 11 only strengthened the squadâ€¦However, the U.S. spent the first half probing the Swedish back line. Although Sweden had the majority of possession, the Americans were the more threatening attacking sideâ€.
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