LE HAVRE, France — The defending champion U.S. nationwide staff confronted its hardest take a look at of the Girls’s World Cup and remained dominant Thursday evening, beating Sweden 2-Zero to serve up a measure of revenge towards the staff that surprised the assured Individuals within the final Olympics.
Lindsey Horan scored throughout the first three minutes, the quickest objective of this match. The USA went up 2-Zero on an personal objective by Jonna Andersson within the 50th minute that gave the Individuals a tournament-record 18 targets within the group stage. The U.S. didn’t concede a objective in its first three matches.
Already assured a spot within the spherical of 16 earlier than the sport, the USA completed atop its group and can head to Reims to face Spain on Monday. Sweden will play Canada in Paris.
The assembly was the primary match sport between the 2 groups because the quarterfinals of the 2016 Olympics. The Swedes bunkered in on protection and superior on penalties after a 1-1 draw, handing the USA its earliest-ever exit from the Olympic match. Former U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo referred to as the Swedes “cowards” for the defensive stand.