US vs. Sweden Is the Early Match to Watch
US vs. Sweden is one of the best rivalries in women's soccer, since these two powerhouses always seem to bring out the best in each other. The USWNT beat Sweden in the World Cup group stage and tied them in a recent international friendly, breaking up a streak of 16 consecutive wins for the Americans. Sweden, of course, famously knocked the US out of contention in Rio 2016, resulting in the USWNT's lowest Olympic finish ever. You can expect the US to come out with a vengeance, and while the Americans are favored to win, this first group stage match will likely be a close one.