When Was the Last Time USWNT Lost a Match?

Published 07/13/2021, 2:23 PM EDT
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – JULY 25: Alex Morgan #13 of USA is congratulated by Megan Rapinoe after scoring during the Women’s Football first round Group G Match of the London 2012 Olympic Games between United States and France, at Hampden Park on July 25, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)


The USWNT played their last match before the Olympics recently. A commanding 4-0 win stretched their winning streak to 6 matches. They are currently riding on a 44-match unbeaten streak. The last time the United States Women’s National Team lost a match was against France in January of 2019.

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A 3-1 loss marked their last defeat. It was a friendly match, but still considering the quality of the team and the run they have been on since the defeat, it was certainly something unusual. However, the team was not in their full potential for that match one might argue as none of the likes of Megan Rapione, Alex Morgan, or Cali Lloyd was part of the starting 11. Lloyd came on as a substitute later in the game.

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Nevertheless, it was a disappointing outing for the team, to say the least. 2 goals from Kadidiatou Diani and another from Marie-Antoinette Katoto gave France the 3-goal lead. Mallory Pugh managed to put one back for the United States during the injury time after the regulation 90 minutes were completed.

When is USWNT next in action?

The team has already played their last game before the 2020 summer Olympics. They have made their way to Tokyo and will play their first game against 5th rank Sweden on July 21st. Although the Olympics will officially commence on 23rd, the Soccer matches will be played from 21st.

Jul 5, 2021; East Hartford, Connecticut, USA; United States pose for a photo after the match against Mexico during the USWNT Send-off Series soccer match at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

The United States is in a group alongside the likes of Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand. They are largely considered as the favorite of the competition and any team playing against them will have a tough job in hand. The knockout phases of the competition will begin from 30th July.

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There are a total of 12 teams partaking in the competition. They are divided into 3 groups of 4 teams each. 2 teams from each group will advance to the quarter-finals with the two best third-placed teams taking up their places as well.

It will be interesting to see if the team can live up to the hype and expectations around them. There are many high-profile stars at their disposal. So, if they can indeed capture their fifth gold medal of the Olympic games Soccer, remains to be seen.

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