The United States women’s national team will face off against Sweden on Saturday as the team reaches the final months of preparation ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
Ranked No. 5 in the FIFA international table, Sweden will provide a disciplined challenge for the Americans. But the game also carries an extra edge.
Star striker Alex Morgan said matches against Sweden still hold a bitter sting after the loss they delivered to the Americans in the 2016 Olympics, knocking the team out of the Round of 16.
The fifth-place finish was the worst in the history of the U.