The USA have been BEATEN by Sweden in the Olympic quarter final after a 4-3 penalty shoot-out meaning the USA will not get the gold medal which many thought was theirs for the taking!
This means that the USA who wanted to become the first team in history to win the world cup and the olympics in a consecutive year will not happen!
This the earliest the womens USA team have ever went out in a international tournament EVER!
It was a very closely contended match. The Swedish team in the second half of the match gained the upper hand as Stina Blackstenius gave the Swedish team the lead and managed to hang onto this lead for quite sometime until Alex Morgan managed to get an equalizer with just 13 minutes left on the clock. In the final moments of the game Carli Lloyd headed the ball into the back of the net and it looked as though the USA team had won but the goal was ruled out for foul then quickly after Lotta Schelin also managed to get the ball into the back of the net for Sweden however that to was ruled out for being offside!
After a tight 1-1 game the match then went onto penalty Kicks were Sweden managed to do the impossible and beat the no.1 team in the world!
Hope Solo didn’t take the defeat to well calling the Sweden players “ a bunch of cowards!” but you have to remember that Sweden have not been beaten once by team USA since their former coach Pia Sundhage started coaching Sweden!