The US Women’s National Team continues their Olympic campaign in Tokyo after suffering a 3-0 loss at the hands of Sweden, marking the end of USA’s 44-game unbeaten streak. Now sitting at the bottom of Group G with two games left to play, they’ll turn their focus to New Zealand in hopes of getting back to their winning ways and climbing the table. The game will kick off at 7:30a.m. ET on Saturday, July 24th on NBCSN and Telemundo.
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The USWNT will hope to bounce back after suffering their first loss in over two years with a 3-0 loss to Sweden in the opening game of the group stage. With only two games left to play, they’ll have to collect some points against both New Zealand and Australia to hope to finish in the top two, as Sweden will be expected to win their remaining two games as well. Strikers Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath, and Christen Press were unable to find the back of the net in an extremely rare shutout — something that hasn’t happened since March of 2017.
New Zealand opened their campaign with a 2-1 loss to Australia, so while they don’t have any points to show, they’re still ahead of the USWNT in third place thanks to a lower goal differential. The Ferns came into the tournament ranked lowest in Group G, but they didn’t fare too poorly in their first outing against Australia. Gabrielle Rennie came off the bench and grabbed a goal in stoppage time, giving New Zealand a glimmer of hope that they might find an equalizer to salvage a point. Now they’ll hope to be the second team in a row to knock off the world’s number one-ranked team, looking to catch the USWNT in a moment of vulnerability.