Swedish player defends USWNT legacy after early World Cup exit

Sweden knocked the United States out of the World Cup in the knockout round on Sunday.

The United States women's soccer team faced criticism after being eliminated in the knockout rounds.

America's fastest departure ever for the four-time champion.

Her rivals have cheered the departure of the USWNT.

Aslani told former USWNT star Tobin Heath on "The Re-Cap Show" in an interview posted Monday that "the US women's national team, they are the pioneers."

Aslani described their conversation after the knockout round match.

Aslani said, "Yesterday I was interviewed by an American journalist and he was saying a lot in his question."

"You are elevating the game at every level, on and off the pitch," Aslani said.