The USWNT’s Olympic trip got off to a rocky start with a 3-0 loss to Sweden in their opening suit on Wednesday. It was the most awful loss for the national group considering that a 3-0 defeat against France in the 2017 SheBelieves Cup.
The group does not have much time to locate responses or dwell on the loss however as their following match, currently virtually a need to win, sees the team take on New Zealand on Saturday early morning.
As the team gets ready for its 2nd suit of the competition, here are 5 points followers need to know about the opponent, New Zealand.
The USWNT has dominated the all-time collection against New Zealand, winning 15 of the 17 conferences to this factor for a 15-1-1 record. This is the fourth time the groups have actually fulfilled at the Olympic Games, with the U.S. racking up a 2-0 win in Rio as well as London as well as a 4-0 win in 2008 in Beijing.
The most current conference between the two was available in May of 2019 with the U.S. posting a 5-0 triumph as component of their send-off series in advance of the 2019 Women’s globe Cup. Carli Lloyd tallied a set of objectives with Tobin Heath, Rose Lavelle and also Samantha Mewis joining her in the scoring department.
Lloyd and also Alex Morgan each have 6 occupation objectives against the Football Ferns.
U.S. Connections New Zealand’s head train, Tom Sermanni invested a year and change in charge of the USWNT from January 2013 to April of 2014 taping a 18-2-4 document in that time. He also oversaw the first string debuts of several players on the existing lineup in Julie Ertz, Kristie and Samantha Mewis, Christen Press, Crystal Dunn as well as Lindsay Horan. There’s lots of knowledge with the American roster from his time in cost of the NWSL’s Orlando Pride. 3 of the New Zealand gamers are currently on NWSL rosters as well in protectors Abby Erceg and Ali Riley along with midfielder Katie Bowen. New Zealand Searching For Win New Zealand’s opening suit caused a loss aswell, coming up short versus their regional rivals Australia 2-1. Though the score looks closer than the U.S. ‘3-0 loss, the reality is Australia dominated the suit. New Zealand was outshot 16-5, gave up much more shots on objective 8-3, allowed more edges 10-1 as well as shed the ownership battle 60-40. Both Australia tallies can be found in the initial fifty percent from Tameka Yallop (20 ′ )and also Samantha Kerr( 33 ′) while New Zealand’s objective came in interruption time of the second fifty percent from 20-year-old Gabi Rennie (90’ +1 ). New Zealand Olympic History This is the 4th straight Olympics football event that New Zealand has actually gotten approved for. Their finest result formerly was in London in 2012 when they made it to the knockout
phase by defeating Cameroon 3-1. They have actually not made
it past the team phase in any of their various other three appearances. USWNT Generally Doesn’t Suffer Back-To-Back Losses The loss to Sweden was shocking both for the result and the fact that the U.S. was so thoroughly outplayed throughout the field as CBSSports.com’s Sandra Herrera kept in mind. If there’s any good information to find out ofthe suit, it would be that the USWNT does not usually shed 2 suits in
a row. The last time it happened was in the 2017 SheBelieves Cup when they went down a 1-0 loss to England as well as a 3-0 loss to France. Prior to that, you need to go back to the 2014 Algarve Cup when they lost to Sweden( 1-0) and also Denmark (5-3) in consecutive suits. It’s a predicament the U.S., particularly this group of gamers, hasn’t located themselves in typically. Former striker Abby Wambach kept in mind as much on Twitter adhering to the Sweden outcome
. Last point I would certainly wish to be right currently is the next opponent of this team. No one places infant in the corner. https://t.co/AVk0hi1oVt– Abby Wambach( @AbbyWambach) July 21, 2021 The U.S. and also New Zealand begin the second suit of group use Saturday, July 24 at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time on NBC Sports Network.