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US Women's Soccer Team Defeats Sweden in Olympic Preparation Match

The U.S. women's soccer (football) team has defeated Sweden, 1-0, in an Olympic prep match in Skelleftea, Sweden.

Carli Lloyd of the United States scored with a deflected shot in the 29th minute. Lloyd dribbled past three defenders and fired a low, left-footed shot that ricocheted past the Swedish goal keeper.

The win was the second in four days for the U.S. women, who also beat Norway, 4-0, July 2. The win improved the Americans' record against the Swedes to 16 wins in 25 matches.

The match also was the first for Pia Sundhage as coach of the United States against her native country. She played for Sweden in two World Cups and one Olympics. The U.S. women next play Brazil July 13.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.