Yesterday the USWNT beat Sweden 1-0 at Norrvalla Stadium in Skelleftea, Sweden. Carli Lloyd scored what turned out to be the game-winner off a corner that she took, giving a short kick to Lindsay Tarplay. Lindsay returned the ball to Carli, who took it into the box past at least three defenders before taking a nice left-footed shot for the score. It sounds like the Swedish nationals gave it a good go and had some scary chances (most particularly one series in the second half, when there was a scrum on the US goal line after an errant punch clear by Nicole Barnhart.
Carli Lloyd summed it up:
It was a huge battle today. There were some good tackles, some bad tackles, but overall I thought we did well to keep possession and had some good combinations. We solved pressure well, played short, played long and got around the outside.
With just two matches left before the Olympics, the USWNT returns to the States to rest their legs and then get ready to face Brazil on 7/13 and then again on 7/16.
Oh yeah – and the Phillies and Sox lost.