Lindsey Horan scored from close range just three minutes into the match and that’s all the U.S. Women’s National Team would need as they beat Sweden 2-0 on Thursday at the Women’s World Cup in Le Havre. The win enabled the U.S. side to win Group F and set up a round-of-16 matchup with Spain.
Tobin Heath put the ball into the net in the 50th minute off a deflection by Sweden’s Joanna Andersson. The goal was officially deemed and own goal and credited to Andersson.
The U.S. scored 18 goals in group play, breaking the Women’s World Cup record set by Norway in 1995 (17 goals). Additionally, the U.S. did not allow a goal in the group phase.
The U.S. women take on Spain on June 24th in the knockout round.