Sweden beats US 2-1 in women’s Four Nations opener
Sweden rallied for a 2-1 win over the United States on Friday in
the opening game of the Four Nations Tournament in China, a warmup
for this year’s women’s World Cup in Germany.
The Americans took an early lead when Carli Lloyd headed in the
first corner of the game in the 11th minute. But Stina Segerstrom
equalized just five minutes later, and Kosovare Asllani netted the
winner in the 60th with a shot inside the left post.
In the second game, Canada beat China 3-2 after goals by Candace
Chapman, Melissa Tancredi and Christine Sinclair. You Jia scored
twice for China.
The U.S. will face Sweden at the World Cup on July 6 in their
last opening-round match, after games against North Korea on June
28 and Colombia on July 2.
In Chongqing, the U.S. plays Canada on Sunday and China on
Tuesday, when Sweden plays Canada.