You gotta read the sour grapes on the Australian team website, titled “Australia v USA: 4 things we learnt”. Only the first two matter:
So, let's get this straight: A not-very-good team beat a world-class team, 3-1. That does happen sometimes; when it happens, it generally indicates either great coaching or a magnificent performance by the not-very-good team (and calls for congrats to them), or a crap performance by the world-class team.
- The USA, well, they just aren’t that good
- Australia has developed into a world-class team
Which was it? We're not told, unfortunately.
Well, I guess there's another possibility: luck. Yeah, that's it, the USA just got lucky.
Grow up, Aussies. Your team is pretty good, they deserve better from their support staff.