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.