Abby Wambach

The United States celebrates with the American flag after defeating Japan by a score of 2-1 to win the Women's Football gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Brash, American Winning Machines

Call them whatever you like, but the U.S. Women’s Olympic soccer team backed-up their perceived boastfulness by living up to expectations.

08/10/2012

Hope Solo #1 and Carli Lloyd #10 of the United States celebrate with the American flag after defeating Japan by a score of 2-1 to win the Women's Football gold medal match on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium on August 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Beats Japan 2-1 To Win Olympic Gold

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.

08/09/2012

The United States Women's National Team celebrate scoring the winning goal during injury time of extra time during the London 2012 Olympic football semi final match at Old Trafford. (Photo credit: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

Hartnett: US, Canada Deliver A Soccer Spectacle At Old Trafford

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.”

08/07/2012

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Stuns Canada In Olympics Instant Classic

Now the Americans will be out to avenge one of the most gut-wrenching losses in the program’s history.

08/06/2012

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Soccer Star Abby Wambach Leads New York State Olympic Contingent

The London Olympics get under way next week, and New York state is well-represented.

07/19/2012

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Liguori: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly In Sports In 2011

Sports in 2011 took on an entirely new look in a variety of ways and was definitely the year of the ‘good, the bad and the ugly.’ Here are my picks for the story in sports that top each of these categories.

12/29/2011

USA's striker Abby Wambach scores the 1-2 goal past France's midfielder Sandrine Soubeyrand (16) during the FIFA women's football World Cup semi-final match France vs USA. (credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

US Moves To World Cup Final After 3-1 Win Over France

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.

WFAN–07/13/2011