The United States team fell by a landslide on their debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, by score of 3 goals to 0 for his similar from Sweden, which also took away their historic unbeaten streak of 44 games without losing, which is why Megan Rapinoe, one of the main references of USWNT, stood up and was self-critical after the defeat at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.
After the first meeting in the group stage of the women’s soccer tournament, in Tokyo 2020, the American soccer player accepted that they did not have the expected presentation, in addition to showing their annoyance when they fell against Sweden, a selection that left them out in the last Olympic Games in Rio 2016.
“They kicked our ass, didn’t they? I thought we were a little tense, a little nervous, doing silly things. There is no time to think about whether Sweden is living in our heads or not. We have another game in three days, “he lamented
Rapinoe declared that they did not expect a defeat, much less one of this form, since they had 44 consecutive games without defeat., in duels in which on many occasions they left their goal in zero.
“We were expecting this result tonight? No. It’s frustrating, and it’s frustrating that it’s Sweden. They found a lot of space. I don’t even know how many goals we have conceded this year. I don’t remember the last time we gave up a goal. So conceding three is not great, ”Rapinoe commented.
The 36-year-old selected was not a starter in the presentation of the USWNT in Tokyo 2020, as he started on the substitute bench and it was not until the 64th minute that he entered for Tobin Heath, when the duel was already practically defined, after the double of Stina Blackstenius, who together with Lina Hurtig, sentenced the current world champions to win.
Criticism is rained on him on social networks
Megan Rapinoe has been at the helm of the United States women’s team, both on and off the field, which is why he has earned some naysayers, who had no mercy after the loss to Sweden, since through social networks, users charged against the player and against the USWNT, whom they criticized for kneeling in protest, prior to the start of the match.