U.S. beats Sweden finishes group stage as unbeaten
The U.S., seeking a little revenge after losing to Sweden in the 2016 Olympics, got off to the best start when Lindsey Horan jabbed home from close quarters in the third minute after Megan Rapinoe’s edge kick skipped the previous goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl.
The U.S. plays Spain, that finished second in Group B, on June 24 in the knockout round, while Sweden will play Canada on the same day.
” It’s an excellent efficiency, and we desired to continue to construct energy,” Ellis informed a news meeting after the match. “We have things to function on to make sure we’re sharper next game, and also the players recognize that.
” It’s an excellent efficiency, and we wished to remain to develop momentum,” Ellis told a news meeting after the match. “We have things to work with to make sure we’re sharper next game, as well as the players know that. It was a competing game, and I thought the players revealed a fantastic way of thinking.”
The UNITED STATE, unbeaten when leading at half-time in World Cup play, prompted Carli Lloyd instead of Alex Morgan at the start of the second half. Morgan was associated with a pair of collisions in the first half as well as at one factor held her appropriate knee.
Objectives either side of half-time saw the United States beat Sweden 2-0 to win Group F at the Women’s World Cup on Thursday night in Le Havre, establishing up a round-of-16 match with Spain.
Regardless of the early goal and plenty of pressure from the U.S., Sweden worked out right into the game and looked unsafe on the counter-attack, with Sofia Jakobsson in certain creating the Americans’ back-line issues.
The goal was the 18th for the UNITED STATE in group play, breaking the Women’s World Cup mark set by Norway in 1995.
It is a zero threat game in terms of having players readily available for the next round,” Ellis said.
” Alex took a knock in the first half, and it was simply, ‘Allow’s be smart regarding this.’ Comparable vein to Julie. It is a zero threat game in terms of having players available for the next round,” Ellis claimed.
The UNITED STATE did not yield a goal in the group stage and extended its team record of 13 games without a loss in the Women’s World Cup going back to a 2011 group phase loss to Sweden.
After making seven lineup adjustments for the match against Chile, coach Jill Ellis returned to the front three she made use of in the opener: Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and also Tobin Heath. Because of a hip contusion, after she started as well as scored in the 3-0 win against Chile, Julie Ertz was not in the lineup for the UNITED STATE as a preventive action.
Tobin Health had the ball in the web minutes after the reboot, defeating her protector at the near blog post and also benefitting from a slight deflection from Joanna Andersson that defeated Lindahl. The play was reviewed by the referee on the pitchside display as Lloyd seemed offside in the buildup; however, the goal was enabled as well as ruled an own goal by Andersson as the U.S. took a 2-0 win.
“It’s big and also a big component of what we’re attempting to do both offensively as well as defensively. We speak regarding the suggestion of 360-degree defending where everybody is defending,” said Health.