US women's 44-game unbeaten run ended by Sweden at Olympics


Sweden's midfielder Lina Hurtig (Front left) celebrates with teammates after she scored the third goal during their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games women's group G first round match against USA at the Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo on July 21, 2021.

Photo credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Rapinoe replaced Heath for the final half-hour and nearly set up Christen Press to pull a goal back, the former Manchester United player hitting the post with the goal at her mercy.
  • Sweden ensured there would be no way back for the US as substitute Hurtig rose to nod in a Hanna Glas delivery with 18 minutes left to condemn the Americans to a humbling defeat.



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