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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, Aug. 10, 2012
[USA-JAPAN REPORT CARD] A desperately close Olympic women's soccer gold-medal match at Wembley Stadium Thursday went to the United States, which took a 2-0 lead on a pair of goals by Carli Lloyd and held off Japan long enough to capture a 2-1 victory. Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney grades the ... Read the whole story
[OLYMPIC SPOTLIGHT] Carli Lloyd, who wasn't a starter when the Olympics began, scored both goals to beat Japan in the final. She also had scored the winner when the USA beat Brazil, 1-0, in the 2008 gold-medal game Read the whole story
[USA-JAPAN REACTION] The USA finally erased the nightmare of its shootout loss to Japan in the 2011 Women's World Cup final. U.S. stars Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, Hope Solo and Megan Rapinoe talked about what Thursday's gold-medal victory over Japan means ... Read the whole story
[OLYMPIC REWIND] The USA-Japan match for the gold medal might have lacked the drama of the USA-Canada semifinal, but it certainly didn't lack for action. Japan had five superb chances in a 25-minute period of the first half, not to mention a no-call on a clear penalty. For video of ... Read the whole story
[CANADA-FRANCE] In the semifinals, France outshot Japan, 25-6, but was on the losing end of a 2-1 score. In the bronze-medal game, the Bleues' domination was again almost total: an 18-4 edge in shots -- and two off the woodwork and third cleared off the line. But France's bad luck ... Read the whole story
[MLS SUSPENSIONS] Montreal Impact defender Nelson Rivas' vicious headbutt on Philadelphia Union forward Antoine Hoppenot earned him a two-game suspension in addition to the automatic one-game suspension he received for being red carded. Read the whole story
[WEEK 23] The match between Columbus Crew and Toronto FC, originally slated for Saturday in Columbus, has been postponed until Aug. 22 to allow members of the Crew to attend the funeral of former teammate Kirk Urso, who died Sunday. Several big matches are on tap for this weekend: New ... Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] The first-place San Antonio Scorpions had to settle for a 1-1 tie at FC Edmonton in a match slowed by a three-hour delay due to weather. Jonathan Greenfield's third goal of the season earned the Scorpions the point on the road. Next up for the Scorpions: a trip to ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"I'm so proud of her because she played so many games and all of a sudden I thought she wasn't good enough. Then she just comes back and helps the team tremendously and she proved that I was wrong. I love that." -- U.S. coach Pia Sundhage on gold-medal game heroine Carli Lloyd, whom she had dropped from the starting lineup right before the Olympics. ...More


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