At the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the United States Women’s National squad could not achieve the level of success that the squad had hoped for, as they were eliminated in the round of 16 after losing to Sweden in a penalty shootout. It seems, however, that Vice President Joe Biden of the United States is still quite pleased with the team’s performance at the event.
After the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) suffered a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Sweden in a penalty kick shootout, the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, took to Twitter to express his admiration for the players and say that they “made your country proud.”
You’ve done your country proud, US Women’s National Team! I want to congratulate you on an outstanding performance. In a tweet, Vice President Joe Biden praised the team, saying, “This team is something special and I’m looking forward to seeing how you continue to inspire Americans with your grit and determination – both on and off the field.”
The United States of America came into the competition as the favorites to win their third consecutive FIFA Women’s World Cup title; however, they never looked dominant in any of their four matches, scoring just one goal in each of their last three matches while losing all of them. The United States ultimately did not win the tournament.
The squad was eliminated from a World Cup for the first time ever after suffering a loss to Sweden in the opening round of the elimination phase. This represents the earliest point at which the team has ever been eliminated from a World Cup.