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Video: USWNT Just Made Its First Huge Mistake At The World Cup

Alex Morgan at the 2019 World Cup.

REIMS, FRANCE - JUNE 11: Alex Morgan of USA looks on during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group F match between USA and Thailand at Stade Auguste Delaune on June 11, 2019 in Reims, France. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

The USWNT was bound to allow a goal sooner or later in the FIFA Women's World Cup. But it's a shame that it required a major gaffe in the knockout round against Spain for the clean sheet streak to end.

Megan Rapinoe opened the scoring for the Yanks in first ten minutes with a penalty kick to make the game 1-0. A few minutes later though, a pass from goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher to Becky Sauerbraun went awry and was recovered by Jenni Hermoso, who arced the ball past Naeher for a Spain equalizer.

The goal by Hermoso ended an eight-game streak of clean sheets by the USWNT. It was also Spain's first goal in the World Cup since their group stage opener against South Africa.

Spain came into the game ranked No. 12 in the world, but has never faced the United States in a non-friendly before today.

The USWNT was nigh unbeatable in the group stage, setting the tone with a 13-0 win over Thailand before easily dispatching Chile and Sweden to win their group.

Spain finished second in their group after beating South Africa, tying China PR and losing to Germany.

Today's winner will face France in the World Cup quarter-finals later this week.

The game is currently being played on FS1 and Telemundo.