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Rapinoe, USWNT Clinch Group F in Win Over Sweden

Dave ClarkReign FC
Rapinoe, USWNT Clinch Group F in Win Over Sweden

Reign FC’s Megan Rapinoe struck the corner kick that led to the game-winning goal for the U.S. Women’s National Team against Sweden on Thursday. The 2-0 result completed the United States’ sweep of Group F at the World Cup.

Just three minutes in, Rapinoe hit a low corner toward the near post, where Sam Mewis flicked it inside to Lindsay Horan for the goal-line conversion. Rapinoe played 83 minutes for the U.S., eventually making way for substitute Mallory Pugh.

The United States scored again shortly after halftime. Tobin Heath hit a low shot that bounced off Jonna Andersson for an own goal in the 50th minute.

The United States will now face Spain in the Round of 16 on Monday, June 24 at 9:00 a.m. PT. Fans can join the official Reign FC watch party at Rhein Haus in Seattle or Tacoma for the match, giveaways.