United States ahead Megan Rapinoe stated they “got bopped” and did “dumb stuff” as they misplaced their opening match to Sweden on the Olympic Games.
The world champions have been surprised 3-0 in Tokyo with striker Stina Blackstenius scoring twice, earlier than substitute Lina Hurtig added a 3rd for Sweden.
It ended a run of 44 video games unbeaten for the USA coming into the Olympics.
“I thought we were a little bit nervous, a bit tight, doing dumb stuff,” Rapinoe stated.
Sweden have been with out Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson, whereas the USA began with key gamers Rose Lavelle, Sam Mewis, Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan.
The USA have been knocked out by Sweden, who went on to win silver, on penalties in the quarter-finals 5 years in the past.
US coach Vlatko Andonovski added: “It’s obvious we put ourselves in a big hole, but we’re the only ones who can get ourselves out of it.
“It’s not going to be straightforward. We’ve received to get constructive outcomes in the subsequent two video games, however the reality there may be nonetheless an opportunity [means] I do know this group is just not going to surrender.”
Marta and Sinclair make their mark
Elsewhere, veteran striker Marta scored twice as Brazil thrashed China 5-0.
Marta became the first player to score in five consecutive Olympics, taking her total tally to 12, while 43-year-old defender Formiga extended her record of competing in all seven women’s Olympic tournaments since women’s football was introduced in 1996.
Team GB received off to a successful begin thanks to a double from Ellen White as they comfortably beat Chile 2-0 in their Group E opener.
In the opposite Group E match, hosts Japan drew 1-1 with Canada after Arsenal midfielder Mana Iwabuchi cancelled out Christine Sinclair’s opener.
Sinclair extended the all-time international goals record to 187 and became only the fourth player in history to reach 300 games for her country.
In Wednesday’s different matches, Zambia tackle the Netherlands (12:00 BST) and Australia face New Zealand (12:30 BST).
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Match ends, Sweden 3, USA 0.
Second Half ends, Sweden 3, USA 0.
Julie Ertz (USA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lina Hurtig (Sweden).
Attempt missed. Carli Lloyd (USA) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tierna Davidson following a corner.
Corner, USA. Conceded by Hedvig Lindahl.
Attempt saved. Christen Press (USA) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tierna Davidson with a cross.
Attempt saved. Carli Lloyd (USA) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kelley O’Hara.
Attempt saved. Lindsey Horan (USA) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Carli Lloyd with a headed pass.
Substitution, Sweden. Julia Roddar replaces Jonna Andersson.
Attempt missed. Christen Press (USA) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Megan Rapinoe with a cross.
Offside, USA. Abby Dahlkemper tries a through ball, but Megan Rapinoe is caught offside.
Substitution, USA. Kristie Mewis replaces Rose Lavelle.
Substitution, USA. Tierna Davidson replaces Crystal Dunn.
Christen Press (USA) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jonna Andersson (Sweden).
Dangerous play by Rose Lavelle (USA).
Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Sweden. Kosovare Asllani tries a through ball, but Lina Hurtig is caught offside.
Foul by Julie Ertz (USA).