USA sets record for most goals

USA sets record for most goals

Although the USWNT's 18th goal of the tournament ended up being ruled an own goal by Sweden, Tobin Heath's brilliant footwork and valiant effort will not go unnoticed. With an extra goal from Tobin Heath, that was later changed to a Swedish own-goal, the US won 2-0.

Sweden is ranked ninth in the world, so this won't be as easy for the United States Women's National Team, who has shut out both of their opponents thus far in the tournament. The USA and Sweden are vying for the top spot in Group F. Hosts France and defending champions United States of America are on course to meet in the last eight and are on England's side of the draw.

The team that finishes second in the group meets the Netherlands or Canada in the round of 16 and then could have a quarterfinal against No. 2 Germany, which would not have the home-country advantage that France's fans bring to each match.

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"Going into this game we're just focused on this new challenge".

Both teams go into Thursday's match with a pair of wins, and both have clinched berths in the round of 16. Julie Ertz was left out for what US Soccer termed a "hip contusion" in a "precautionary" decision but it sure looked like Ellis was resting one of her most important players.

Sweden is considered to be the biggest threat to the USA within their group, and the team is ranked #9 in the world by Federation Internationale de Football Association.

The Swedes - who will play Canada next - never truly tested a USA side which will now turn its attention to a last-16 match against Spain, a team which is competing in the knockout stages for the first time.

While the players readily admit that the Olympic loss still bothers them, the team's aim in France is more than just revenge. The United States and Sweden will play on Monday.

Horan put the Americans on the board in under three minutes.

Heath's strike somehow survived a VAR check from referee Anastasia Pustovoytova despite substitute Carli Lloyd looking to be offside in the build up. Now, with the round of 16 approaching, the Americans are another step closer to defending their World Cup title.

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