USA vs Sweden: FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer, scores, results and detailed analysis

USA vs Sweden: FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer, scores, results and detailed analysis

USA vs Sweden: FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer, scores, results and detailed analysis

US was expected to pounce on a hapless Sweden and beat them with a large difference in the 2015 Women’s World Cup. US women’s soccer team is one of the best and the strongest in the ongoing tournament and they were expected to move to the next stage rather easily.

Nonetheless, last night, nothing of the sort happened. The Sweden women’s soccer team showed to them that it is always not enough to be ranked higher than others and what matters in soccer is a good performance when you are inside the stadium.

Though it was not easy for the team US in the first game of the tournament against Australia, they were lucky to seal a 3-1 win against a fighting Aussies soccer team and staved off challenge from them towards the end of the match. The goalie must be commended for saving the day for the team world cup women team USA

But Sweden are a better side than Australia on any given day and they used every trick in the book to tame the team USA. They forced the US to settle for a 0-0 draw in the group stage on Friday night in Winnipeg.

There is no denying the fact that the American fans must be feeling let down by the team performance. Many American fans flew from long distances while thousands of others drove from areas closer to the Canadian border. Nonetheless what they saw was a disappointing spectacle. Americans had just two shots on target, while Sweden put none on goal—it had a shot cleared off the line in the second half. All in all, it was a somewhat disappointing spectacle, considering both the strength of the teams and the amount of excitement for the fixture.

A very hyped match got all the more attention as the team USA was pitted against a team that was being coached by coach Pia Sundhage, who led the United States from 2008 to 2012. She was all praise for Christie Rampone and called her “probably the best captain I’ve ever seen, including myself,”. Regarding Hope Solo she said is most challenging “especially when it comes to trouble”. Regarding the second match of the US team, the side tried to probe the Sweden side in the first half. The United States should’ve arguably had a penalty kick in the 14th minute. Nilla Fischer looked to have impeded Christen Press in the 18-yard box. Instead, Press got whistled for the foul. Despite the lack of goals it was an interesting match indeed.

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