United States women team is showing as to how fiercely they have trained for this tournament in order to defend their Women’s World Cup title.
Americans were up against their toughest challenge of the tournament on Thursday night as they faced Sweden but came on top with a 2-0 victory.
They are the same rivals that stunned the US team back in the Olympics.
The US still remains undefeated in the group stage matches as they won over Thailand and Chile before dismissing the Swedes without ever giving them a chance to score a goal.
This is the first time ever for the team US that they have defeated all their opponents so far into the tournament’s group stage with such intensity. They now also have the group stage record of scoring 18 goals.
Alyssa Naeher, the goalkeeper of the US said, “We come here and we want to win all the time. We come into every game with this same mentality. We want three points and we want to score goals and we want shutout wins. This is something we take pride in.”
The first goal of the match was scored by Lindsey Horan with only 3 minutes into the game; making it the fastest goal of the entire tournament. The US was up by 2-0 with a goal scored by Jonna Anderson in the 50th minute of the game.
This was the first ever match between US and Sweden teams with their last being back in the quarterfinals of the 2016’s Olympic games.
At that time, Sweden concluded the match with a 1-1 draw but handing the US their first ever early exit from the Olympics.
Sweden achieved that feat with their defense that time for which the former goalkeeper of the US team named Hope Solo called them cowards. That was the very comment that ended her career from the US team.