France 2-0 USWNT: French flop leaves U.S. women with one win in last 5


The United States women’s national team now has just one win in its last five matches after falling to France on Sunday.

The No. 3 ranked French side got a 51st minute goal from Eugenie Le Sommer (right) and another moments later from Jessica Houara (below, center) to down the No. 2 ranked States.

How long those numbers remain is uncertain. The USWNT has a chance to right the ship on Friday in Milton Keynes against No. 6 England.

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The French could’ve broken through earlier if not for U.S. keeper Ashlyn Harris, who made some splendid first-half saves.

Abby Wambach subbed on late, and won a penalty only to see it saved by French keeper Sarah Bouhaddi.

source: Getty ImagesUSWNT’s last five results
Dec. 10 — vs. China, D 1-1
Dec. 14 — vs. Brazil, L 2-3
Dec. 18 — vs. Argentina, W 7-0
Dec. 21 — vs. Brazil, D 0-0
Sunday — at France, L 0-2

Germany overtook the States in the FIFA rankings this December, knocking the U.S. out of the top spot for the first time since 2008.

Sunday’s result will set off some — or further —  trepidation amongst U.S. supporters. The USWNT is in a tricky World Cup Group D with Australia, Sweden and Nigeria.

Here’s how they started: