Call them whatever you like, but the U.S. Women’s Olympic soccer team backed-up their perceived boastfulness by living up to expectations.
The United States women’s soccer team won the Olympic gold medal Thursday, avenging one of its most painful defeats with a 2-1 victory over Japan.
For a stadium that had seen so many epic clashes, yesterday’s Olympic semifinal encounter between the United States’ Women’s National Team and Canada was befitting of stadium nicknamed the “Theatre of Dreams.”
Now the Americans will be out to avenge one of the most gut-wrenching losses in the program’s history.
The London Olympics get under way next week, and New York state is well-represented.
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The United States is in the World Cup final for the first time since it last won the title in 1999, and once again Abby Wambach came up big for these Americans, scoring in a 3-1 victory over France on Wednesday.