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United States women’s national soccer team

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