Team USA’s Women’s Soccer team dropped a devastating 3-0 loss to Sweden in the opening match of the Tokyo Olympics.
The New York Times notes, “The defeat was the Americans’ first in 24 games under Coach Vlatko Andonovski, and their first against any opponent since a loss to France in January 2019.”
The loss was also a deja vu moment for Team USA, who were eliminated from medal contention by Sweden at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Many were stunned by the loss and Team USA’s sloppy play during the match and took to Twitter to vent their frustrations and shock.
Sleep-deprived #USWNT fans right now: pic.twitter.com/LA48zpVLOa— Jennifer Schaefer (@jlschaefer) July 21, 2021
Rose Lavelle trying to break with the ball, holding her hands out beseechingly to everyone else like "where are you guys, what are you doing" kind of encapsulates the issues with the #USWNT right now #SWEvUSA— Steph Yang | Horrible Soccer Goose (@thrace) July 21, 2021
The referee blows the whistle and the #USWNT loses 3-0. Amazingly, it could've been even more lopsided.— Caitlin Murray (@caitlinmurr) July 21, 2021
The U.S. lost the first game of the 2008 Olympics and still won gold. I wouldn't count them out. But they need to play like themselves and not the team we just saw.
When it's 5 a.m. and it's already been a long day. #USWNT pic.twitter.com/PXDfZOdUEC— Jennifer Schaefer (@jlschaefer) July 21, 2021
We either win or we learn!! Adversity has always brought great opportunities for @USWNT and this will be the same 💪🏻🇺🇸 let’s go #USWNT https://t.co/ROtYU9mAvz— Christie Pearce Rampone (@christierampone) July 21, 2021
Megan Rapinoe calls out the #USWNT for being 'dumb' in their defeat to Sweden 🗣#Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/SGrCsZF2Qh— Goal (@goal) July 21, 2021
For all those just waking up and going to check the #USWNT v Sweden score… pic.twitter.com/AMQm84zmJg— Julia Baer (@jbaer53) July 21, 2021
My current mood after watching this game 🙃 #uswnt pic.twitter.com/KL6YmVAL3z— Britttttttttt 🍭 (@alyciadebdamnn) July 21, 2021
I’m up at the crack of dawn and for what? We are playing like crap and losing #USWNT pic.twitter.com/VOpOxRVCs2— EBs (@Ebs_in_NY) July 21, 2021
Current mood #USWNT pic.twitter.com/GGRh0rFHU0— Dude!! (@KevinHarthun) July 21, 2021
I have to work after this, I can't start drinking at 5 am with this kind of game . #USWNT pic.twitter.com/Rtea4SVlpG— Jenni🌈 E4L (@JenniWorks) July 21, 2021
Working out my feelings #USWNT pic.twitter.com/M3WyzBSbpg— Spiraling USWNT fan (@EmilyHigg) July 21, 2021
Waking up to that #USWNT score pic.twitter.com/KYzJBXolB9— Dani (@diagondani) July 21, 2021
#USWNT #Tokyo2020 LIKE, WHAT JUST HAPPENED pic.twitter.com/SVGEFZwiOM— Dori - Osher Breitstein ミ☆ (@DoriOBreitstein) July 21, 2021