There will be no famous upset by the Super Falcons after they fell 2-0 to world champions and world No 1 USA in a final game of the Summer Series in Austin, Texas, earlier today.
Hosts America took the lead through Manchester United star Christen Press in the first half stoppage time.
The world champions doubled their lead in additional time of the second half through Lynn Williams to seal their third straight win at the invitational tournament.
They have now gone 42 games without losing a game.
The Falcons played rather cautiously and showed the US too much respect as an attack that paraded Asisat Oshoala, Toni Payne, Francisca Ordega and Rasheedat Ajibade hardly got going on the day.
Coach Randy Waldrum managed to improve on the team’s defence with goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi pulling some top saves to keep her team in the game.
The participation in the Summer Series was part of the team’s preparation for a crucial 2022 African Women’s Championship eliminator against perennial rivals Ghana in October.
The African Women’s Championship will serve as qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.