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USWNT legend Heather O’Reilly slams squad after Germany loss

USWNT's Lindsey Horan battles Germany's Lena Oberdorf during Thursday's 2-1 loss. (Omar Vega/Getty Images)

Former U.S. women’s national team great Heather O’Reilly slammed the squad’s performance in Thursday’s 2-1 loss to Germany.

With the defeat, the USWNT is in the midst of its longest losing streak since 1993. While head coach Vlatko Andonovski cited bad luck and refereeing as contributing factors in the loss, O’Reilly called out the team’s lack of urgency.

“Rewatched the match from last night and have to say I am tremendously disappointed,” O’Reilly wrote in a Twitter thread Friday. “Simply not good enough in so many regards.”

O’Reilly, 37, played in 231 matches for the USWNT from 2002-16 and scored 47 international goals. She came out of retirement this summer to join Ireland’s Shelbourne FC for the club’s brief Champions League stint.

A midfielder herself, she expressed concern over the “midfield shape,” pointing out Germany’s movement between the 18-yard lines.

O’Reilly also criticized the team’s mentality at the end of the match, as the team first allowed Germany to retake the lead in the 88th minute and then failed to press forward to create scoring opportunities.

“Get the f—ing ball down the field and fight,” she wrote.

She did find room for praise for veteran forwards Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, who connected on the USWNT’s lone goal, as well as for midfielder Ashley Sanchez, who came in off the bench.

“Thrilled the team has a chance for redemption in a few days to make things right,” O’Reilly concluded.

The USWNT will face Germany again at 5 p.m. ET Sunday in Harrison, New Jersey, as they look to avoid the first four-game losing streak in the history of the team.