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USWNT eliminated from Olympics with quarterfinal loss to Sweden in PKs

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The U.S. Women’s National Team has been eliminated from the 2016 Olympic Games with a loss in penalty kicks to Sweden following a 1-1 draw through 120 minutes of regulation and extra time.

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Sweden won the deciding penalty shootout 4-3, as star forward Alex Morgan‘s first PK shot was saved and Christen Press missed the frame entirely on her kick from the mark to account for the USA’s missed opportunities. Meanwhile, Sweden connected on four of its five shots, with Lisa Dahlkvist connecting on the game-sealing PK on Sweden’s fifth and final shot.

USA goalkeeper Hope Solo made a tough save on Sweden’s third shot to keep the shootout even at 2-2, then Morgan Brian and Sweden’s Caroline Seger each converted to extend the score to 3-3 after each side had taken four shots. Press airmailed the fifth and final shot for the USA, setting up Dahlkvist’s game-winner.

Lindsey Horan and Carli Lloyd converted the USA’s second and third shots respectively.

During the run of play, Morgan netted a 77th minute equalizer which pushed the match into extra time after Sweden had taken a 1-0 lead in the 61st minute on a strike from Stina Blackstenius.

For the USA, the loss to Sweden and former coach Pia Sundhage is a historic one, as it marks the earliest exit the team has ever made in an Olympics or World Cup.

– U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Sweden
Date: Aug. 12, 2016
Competition: 2016 Olympic Games; Quarterfinal
Venue: Mane Garrincha Stadium; Brasilia, Brazil
Kickoff: 12 p.m. ET (1 p.m. local)
Attendance: 13,892
Weather: 86 degrees, sunny

Scoring Summary:          1          2          ET1     ET2     F
USA                                   0          1          0         0         1
SWE                                  0          1          0         0         1

SWE – Stina Blackstenius (Lisa Dahlkvist)           61st minute
USA – Alex Morgan                                               77

Penalty Summary:
USA – Alex Morgan (save), Lindsey Horan (goal), Carli Lloyd (goal), Morgan Brian (goal), Christen Press (miss)
SWE – Lotta Schelin (goal), Kosovare Asllani (goal), Linda Sembrant (save), Caroline Seger (goal), Lisa Dahlkvist (goal)

USA: 1-Hope Solo; 5-Kelley O’Hara (15-Megan Rapinoe, 72 (12-Christen Press, 99)), 8-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 7-Meghan Klingenberg; 3-Allie Long (16-Crystal Dunn, 65), 14-Morgan Brian, 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.); 17-Tobin Heath, 13-Alex Morgan, 2-Mallory Pugh (9-Lindsey Horan, 114)

Subs not used: 6-Whitney Engen, 11-Ali Krieger, 18-Alyssa Naeher

Head Coach: Jill Ellis

SWE: 1-Hedvig Lindahl; 15-Jessica Samuelsson (4-Emma Berglund, 119), 5-Nilla Fischer, 3-Linda Sembrant, 16-Elin Rubensson (6-Magdalena Eriksson, 71); 9-Kosovare Asllani, 7-Lisa Dahlkvist, 17-Caroline Seger (capt.); 10-Sofia Jakobsson (12-Olivia Schough, 91), 13-Fridolina Rolfo (11-Stina Blackstenius, 18), 8-Lotta Schelin
Subs not used: 2-Jonna Andersson, 14-Emilia Appelqvist, 18-Hilda Carlen

Head Coach: Pia Sundhage

Stats Summary: USA / SWE

Shots: 27 / 6

Shots on Goal: 6 / 2

Saves: 1 / 5

Corner Kicks: 12 / 3

Fouls: 4 / 15

Offside: 5 / 5

Misconduct Summary:
SWE – Lotta Schelin (caution)               57th minute
USA – Carli Lloyd (caution)                    110

Referee:  Anna-Marie Keighley (NZL)
Assistant Referee 1:  Sarah Jones (NZL)
Assistant Referee 2:  Lata Kaumatule (TGA)
Fourth Official: Rita Gani (MAS)

U.S. Soccer Woman of the Match: Morgan Brian


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