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Sweden defeats United States

Updated: January 21, 2011, 2:58 PM ET
Associated Press

CHONGQING, China -- The U.S. women's team began World Cup preparations by losing a match for the first time in more than eight years in which it led.

Carli Lloyd's goal off an 11th-minute corner kick was offset when Stina Segerstrom scored in the 16th and Kosovare Asllani in the 60th to give Sweden a 2-1 victory over the Americans on Friday in the opening game of the Four Nations Tournament.

The Americans had not taken a lead and then lost since March 5, 2002, a 3-2 defeat to Norway ...

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