TOKYO (AP) — While it certainly wasn't the Olympic start the U.S. women's soccer team had anticipated, a rare loss didn't skewer the squad's hopes for gold.
The United States fell to Sweden 3-0 in the team's opener in Tokyo to snap a 44-match unbeaten streak. It was a surprising result for the favorites in the field.
There's still a good chance that the Americans make it to the knockout round. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the United States fell 2-0 to Norway in the first match, then went on to win the gold medal.