Lina Hurtig came over the Swedes towards the end of the first half and the score was 1-0 at half time. It seemed to be heading for Sweden’s victory, but with little time left, the American team was awarded a penalty which Megan Rapinoe scored from.
The final score is 1-1, but the United States have not lost in 38 games in a row. The team’s last loss came in January 2019 against France. Tonight’s draw was the first game the team failed to win under coach Vlatko Andonovski. The team had won all 16 games under his management, before tonight’s game.
The world champions have an incredibly strong team, but the Swedes also have a very good team. Andonovski says that this is a good task for the United States, but the team will meet France – which they lost against 2019 – next Tuesday.
“This is very good for us. We came here to play against good teams, organized teams that play with different tactics. We can learn from these games and improve, “ said Andonovski after tonight’s draw. The
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