The normally dominant US women's soccer team on Wednesday lost for the first time since January The Americans looked rattled heading into the locker room at halftime, though the Swedes could have further increased their lead had they converted on several promising opportunities in the first 45 minutes.
The changes weren't enough, and Blackstenius wasn't finished tormenting the US. She found the back of the net in the 54th minute with a left-footed volley after a teammate's header ricocheted off the far post. They'll have three days to recover before taking the pitch for a Saturday-morning matchup against the Kiwis. Then, on Tuesday, the US is set to face the international superstar Sam Kerr and her Matildas for what promises to be a decisive final match in the group round.
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