Jul 22, 2021 2:12 PM

US women's soccer regroups after stunning loss to Sweden

Posted Jul 22, 2021 2:12 PM

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.