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USWNT loses three games in a row, which has not happened in nearly three decades

The US Women National Team (USWNT) experienced on Thursday night something that had not happened since 1993: it lost its third consecutive friendly game, now 2-1 to Germany. The previous two losses were 2-1 to England on October 7 and 2-0 to Spain four days later.

In addition to the fact that this is something that has not happened to the squad for almost three decades, it is also the first time since 2001 that the team has conceded more than one goal in three consecutive games.

It was not a good night for the American team, as it also snapped a 71-game home winning streak. The game against the Germans took place in Fort Lauderdale. Those 71 games won were the second longest winning streak in USWNT history.

They will have a rematch on Sunday

While the loss to Germany broke several records, the main impact was on the morale of the team, which is competing for the 2023 FIFA World Cup. For the Americans, the only goal came at 85′ through Megan Rapinoe to tie the score at 1-1.

However, the speed of the Teutonic team was greater and in the 89′ they regained the lead for the final score of 2-1. The USWNT will have the opportunity to seek revenge against the Germans, as they will face them again on Sunday 13.

There’s still time to regroup

For the locals, Mallory Pugh, Alex Morgan and Sophia Smith were in charge of the attack, but they were unable to capitalize, and they seemed out of touch. Rose Lavelle had a good game, specially in the first 45 minutes.

There’s still eight months remaining for the team in the lead-up to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and this is a team with a great mentality.

The USWNT will close out their two-game series against Germany on Sunday at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. The match will be the final game for the team in 2022 before they reunite in New Zealand for January camps.

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