Internet reacts to crushing USWNT quarterfinal loss to Sweden

Christen Press, Julie Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg and Tobin Heath after their loss to Sweden. 

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The US women’s national soccer team fell to Sweden in a crusher on Friday, losing a 1-1 tie in penalties in the women’s quarterfinals in Rio.

The match featured more than its share of drama even prior to the penalty portion, with disallowed goals blemishing an otherwise engaging game across the board.

Quite plainly, this was a gut-checking humbler for the USWNT, and the reaction on Twitter to the defeat ranged everywhere from dumbstruck to sad to downright rancorous.

The harshest criticism after the loss was leveled toward U.S. keeper Hope Solo, who called the Swedish players "cowards" in her post-match presser.

This didn’t go over well:

Yeah. Solo didn’t come into this Olympics with an unending good well of public support, and things like lambasting an opponent doesn’t help her cause.

Dan is on Twitter. Oreo was cowardly for not making Swedish Fish Oreos sooner.