What a nightmare start for the U.S. women.
I'm not covering the U.S. games for articles, because my assignment is to report on the other teams in the tournament (North Korea just missed a PK), but I do have the U.S. game on in the background.
Unfortunately for the U.S. the jitters of starting the match were fatal. Norway took advantage and scored twice in the first ten minutes. The U.S. hasn't been able to get on the board yet.
57 - Kai with a cross that gets cut off. At least the U.S. is showing a little more on the attack. Norway is definitely getting the job done at this point.
59 - ARod is in for Tarpley, but she's seen little of the ball and has been unable to make an impact.
61 - Kai in the box, but her awkward shot is high.
62 - O'Reilly with an outside shot - high.
64 - Lloyd from just outside the box, but the strike has little bite.
67 - Good U.S. build-up, but Kai's final shot is a bit weak.
68 - Kaurin comes out for Knutsen
72 - CK for the U.S.
73 - Lloyd plays it short and then the U.S. gets a great cross - that absolutely no one touches.
74 - Solo with a save on the other end. Outlet reaches Kai in the box, but she can't get a good strike off.
75 - US FK. Lloyd sends it in but Norway clears.
77 - Cox is out, and the player I've been waiting for, Tobin Heath, is in. Tobin may not be able to change the game, but she's fun to watch.
80 - Lloyd with a double chance in the box, but she's a bit unlucky with the shot hitting the goalkeeper both times.
81 - Norway FK. It's cleared away with some difficulty by the U.S.
87 - Boxx from the outside, rebound cleared for a corner. Norway clears it.
90 - Well, this could be a wake-up call or a death knell for the U.S. team's hopes. It's only group play, but the margin for error is now nil.
90 + Hucles with a good shot, forces a parry out for a corner. Norway clears that. Lloyd with another outside shot - this one bends just wide.