The USA ended what looked to be a promising Day One at the London 7s in disappointing fashion, dropping a 24-17 decision to France on their third pool match.
A win for the Eagles would have vaulted them into the Cup Quarterfinals, however it was not to be.
France scored seconds into the match, and while the Eagles replied through Mike Palefau, the USA was constantly chasing the match. Jean Baptiste Gobelet and Mathieu Acebes scored just before halftime to give France a 17-5 lead at the break. Colin Hawley made it 17-10, but Acebes punished the Americans again to make it to put his side ahead 24-10.
The Eagles could not get the comeback they engineered against Argentina. Zack Test scored a try, converted by Shalom Suniula, but it was way too late.
The USA ends pool play 1-2, and last in Pool B on a bizarre day when England ends up 1-1-1 and 3rd.
The USA faces Spain in the first mach of Day Two.
Tries: Palefau Hawley, Test
Convs: S. Suniula
Tries: Acebes 2, Gobelet, Igna
Convs: Acebes 2