U.S. women soccer team ousted by Sweden after penalty kicks

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US' forward Mallory Pugh (R)and midfield Carli Lloyd react during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Quarter-finals women's football match USA vs Sweden, at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia on August 12, 2016. / AFP / EVARISTO SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

US’ forward Mallory Pugh (R)and midfield Carli Lloyd react during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Quarter-finals women’s football match USA vs Sweden, at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia on August 12, 2016. / AFP / EVARISTO SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO — The three-time defending champion U.S. women’s national team will miss the Olympic final for the first time after the Americans were ousted from after falling to Sweden on penalties following a 1-1 draw in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Even after three rounds, Sweden captain Caroline Seger beat Hope Solo, and Christen Press’ attempt against Hedvig Lindhal went over the net. With the next kick, Lisa Dahlkvist beat an outstretched Solo to for the win.

As Sweden celebrated the victory, captain Carli Lloyd crouched in defeat on the field at Mane Garrincha Stadium. It was the first time that an Olympic women’s match had gone to penalties.

It also was the earliest the United States had ever been eliminated from the Olympics since women’s soccer became a sport in 1996.