Jul 20, 2021 4:35 PM

US women shut out the noise in quest for 5th gold medal

Posted Jul 20, 2021 4:35 PM

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. women's national team has become adept at shutting out all the outside distractions at big tournaments and the Tokyo Olympics are no different.

The top-ranked team and the defending World Cup champions arrived in Japan last week and they've been training for their Olympic opener. The Americans face Sweden on Wednesday when the women's soccer tournament kicks off in Japan.

Sweden knocked the team out of the Rio de Janeiro Games in the quarterfinals.