Megan Rapinoe, the US forward, said her team “shivered” and did “stupid things” as they lost their opening match to Sweden at the Olympics.
And surprised the world champion 3-0 in Tokyo, with striker Stena Plaksteinius scoring two goals, before substitute Lina Hurtig added the third goal for Sweden.
She finished a 44-game streak unbeaten for the United States coming to the Olympics.
“I thought we were a little nervous, a little tight, and doing stupid things,” Rapinoe said.
Sweden was without Chelsea captain Magdalena Ericsson, while the United States started with key players Rose Lavelle, Sam Mewes, Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan.
The United States came out defeated by silver-medal winners Sweden on penalties in the quarter-finals five years ago.
USA coach Vlatko Andonovsky added: “Obviously we put ourselves in a big hole, but we are the only ones who can get ourselves out of it.
“It won’t be easy. We have to get positive results in the next two games, but the truth is there is still a chance [means] I know this team will not give up.”
On the other hand, veteran striker Marta scored two goals Brazil crush China 5-0.
Marta became the first player to score at five consecutive Olympics, bringing her total tally to 12, while the 43-year-old defender Formiga expanded her record of competing in all seven of the women’s Olympic tournaments since the introduction of women’s football in 1996.
GB . team go down to Winning start Double thanks to Elaine White as she comfortably beat Chile 2-0 in the opening game of Group E.
Later on Wednesday, the hosts Japan play Canada (11:30 GMT), Zambia take on Holland (12:00 GMT) and Australia Face New Zealand (12:30 GMT).
formation – composition 4-2-3-1
- 2Andersonhas been replaced byRowingin a 88 ‘Minutes
- 16Engeldahlhas been replaced byBenisonin a 75 ‘Minutes
- 17will drag
- 10Jacobsonhas been replaced byjanujiin a 75 ‘Minutes
- 18rulfohas been replaced byLookin a 63′Minutes
- 11Blacksteniushas been replaced byquicklyin a 64 ‘Minutes
United States of America
formation – composition 4-3-3
- 2Dunnhas been replaced byDavidsonin a 80 ‘Minutes
- 16Lavillehas been replaced byMoisein a 80 ‘Minutes
- 3Moisehas been replaced byedgein a 45′Minutes
- 7heathhas been replaced byrapinoin a 64 ‘Minutes
- 13Morganhas been replaced byLloydin a 45′Minutes
- Yoshimi Yamashita
Match ends, Sweden 3, USA 0.
The second half ends, Sweden 3, USA 0.
Julie Erts (USA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Fault Lina Hurtig (Sweden).
wasted attempt. Carli Lloyd (USA) kicked a header from the middle of the penalty area to the left. Assisted by Terna Davidson after a corner kick.
Corner, USA. Against by Hedvig Lindahl.
Attempt saved. Kristen Press (USA) Header from the center of the penalty area is saved in the middle of the goal. Assisted by Terna Davidson with a cross.
Attempt saved. Carli Lloyd (USA) header from the center of the penalty area saved in the middle of the goal. Assisted by Kelly O’Hara.
Attempt saved. Lindsey Horan (USA) kicks a left footed shot from outside the penalty area and saves it in the middle of the goal. Assisted by Carli Lloyd with a head pass.
Alternative, Sweden. Julia Rodar replaces Jonah Anderson.
wasted attempt. Kristen Press (USA) A right-footed shot from the right side of the penalty area misses the left. Assisted by Megan Rapinoe with a cross.
Infiltration, USA. Abby Dahlkemper attempts a through pass, but Megan Rapinoe is caught offside.
Replacement, USA. Kristi Mewes replaces Rose Lavelle.
Replacement, USA. Tierna Davidson replaces Crystal Dunn.
Kristen Press (USA) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Fault for Jona Anderson (Sweden).
Dangerous play by Rose Laville (USA).
Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Sweden. Kosovare Asllani attempts a through pass, but Lina Hurtig is caught offside.
Julie Ertes (USA).