USA faces Sweden in first true test of World Cup
CHICAGO – With a combined score of 16-0 in their first two games, the U.S. Women’s National Team has cruised past their opponents in the opening of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Tomorrow, U.S. WNT will take on long-time European power Sweden to decipher who takes first place in Group F.
In the last match for U.S. Soccer, all four Red Stars players representing their country earned the start. Morgan Brian, Tierna Davidson, Julie Ertz, and Alyssa Naeher had world-class games as they helped secure a 3-0 win over Chile. The United States outshot their opponents 26-1 in the match and maintained 72% of the possession in the 90 minutes. In the match, Davidson would earn two assists and Ertz would score a brilliant goal off a set piece.
The match between the United States and Sweden marks the six Women’s World Cup meeting between the two countries. The U.S. Women’s National Team has remained unbeaten in their last 12 World Cup matches (W9 D3), but that last lost dates back to 2011 in which Sweden beat them 2-1.
The U.S. WNT can claim Group F with a win or draw against Sweden. The match kicks off at 2 p.m. CT on FOX.