US women ousted by Sweden after penalty kicks

Japan's Rumi Utsugi, left, goes down as United States' Carli Lloyd, right, moves with the ball during the second half of the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015. Lloyd scored three goals and the U.S. beat Japan 5-2. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The United States women’s soccer team has been eliminated by Sweden in the quarterfinal at the Rio Games. The Friday match was a stunning loss for the U.S. team, which has played in the final every year since women’s soccer became an Olympic sport 1996, winning gold four times.

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