The first half was finely balanced until just before the halftime whistle, when Wambach struck Megan Rapinoe’s corner home at the far post.
Hope was all but lost in the 69th minute for the Falcons when Sarah Nnodim got sent off for a second bookable offence.
Many Nigerians were displeased with the team’s performance, and took to Twitter to criticize the team’s head coach, Edwin Okon.
Okon had been bitter after the loss, and had refused to shake his USA counterpart after the match.
i hv no words to describe dt Edwin Okon guy…
— Chu (@achara_chu) June 17, 2015
— Soccertrips Nigeria (@SoccerTrips) June 17, 2015
Why is this uncivilised Edwin Okon disgracing Nigeria this much? Refused to shake hands with U.S Coach. “No handshake”, he told her.
— Castano Yemi Dada (@YemiCastano) June 17, 2015
If there’s any positives from this Loss, it’s that Edwin Okon would no longer give @FIFAcom interviews that embarrass us..
— IG: TheRealAdonye (@TheRealAdonye) June 17, 2015