The United States women’s soccer team did not get off on the right foot at the Tokyo Olympics.
The USWNT had their 44-game winning streak snapped by Sweden on Wednesday. The Swedes, who eliminated the Americans from the 2016 Games, cruised to a 3-0 win and jumped to the top of the Group G standings.
Megan Rapinoe, who’s playing in her third Olympics with the USWNT, acknowledged there’s “no time to dwell” on the loss to Sweden. But she did suggest the defeat stings a bit more given the opponent.
“Did we expect this result tonight? No,” Rapinoe told reporters, per ESPN. “It’s frustrating, and it’s frustrating that it’s Sweden. They found a lot of space on us. I don’t even know how many goals we have given up this whole year. I don’t remember the last time we gave up a goal. So to give up three is not great.”
Rapinoe and Co. now will vie for victories in their last two group-stage games in hopes of advancing to the knockout rounds. The USWNT returns to the field Saturday against New Zealand and will battle Australia next Tuesday.