Penalty kicks! WATCH LIVE: Team USA soccer, Sweden in knockout round battle

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The United States faces its next hurdle in pursuit of Olympic gold, and it’s a big one.

Goals from Sweden’s Stina Blackstenius and Team USA’s Alex Morgan have this one knotted at 1 after 90 minutes.

The Yanks face former coach Pia Sundhage in Sweden. If they win, it seems likely they’ll face mighty hosts Brazil. And if they manage a win there, it’ll be Canada, France, Germany or China.

So, yeah, no slouches. If the USWNT wants to grab its fifth gold, it’s going to come the hard way.

Noon EDT – Game 1 – USA vs. Sweden

3 p.m. EDT – Game 2 – China vs. Germany

6 p.m. EDT – Game 3 – Canada vs. France

9 p.m. EDT – Game 4 – Brazil vs. Australia