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USA vs. Japan, what's at stake
by Paul Kennedy, August 8th, 2012 11:55PM
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[BY THE NUMBERS] The U.S. women's national team will earn a bonus of $1.5 million if it beats Japan in Thursday's gold-medal match at the London Olympics (TV: NBC Sports Network, live, 2:45 pm ET). If they win, the Japanese will become the first team to capture the gold medal a year after taking the Women's World Cup title. For more on the gold-medal game ...

$1.5 million
Bonus members of the U.S. women's national team will earn if it beats Japan in Thursday's gold-medal game. The money will be divided among the 18 players (other non-roster players and staff members).

$25,000
Bonus each player on the U.S. women's national team will earn from the USOC if it beats Japan. (The USOC will distribute a $15,000-a-player bonus if the U.S. women take the silver.)
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83,000
Crowd expected for the gold-medal game at Wembley Stadium after fans snapped up 5,000 tickets following Monday's exciting semifinals.

76,489
Olympic women's soccer attendance record set in 1996 for the gold-medal game between the USA and China at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga.
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569,128
Fans who have watched women's matches at the London Olympics with two games to play.

740,014
Record attendance for the women's soccer tournament at the 2008 Beijing Games.
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29
Games the USA and Japan have played in international competition.

3
Meetings between the USA and Japan since the 2011 Women's World Cup final. Japan won 1-0 at the Algarve Cup in March, the two teams tied 1-1 at the in the Women's Kirin Cup in Japan in April, and the USA won, 4-1, at the Volvo Winners Cup in Sweden in June.

1
U.S. losses to Japan -- the first defeat came in March at the Algarve Cup. (Japan's 2011 World Cup final win in a shootout tiebreaker is
considered a tie.)
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9
Goals Abby Wambach has scored at the Olympics, putting her within one goal of the record held by Germany’s Birgit Prinz (10).
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10
Consecutive victories for the USA since its 1-1 tie with Japan in April 1.
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0
Times a team has won the Olympics after winning the Women's World Cup. The closest any team has come was the USA, which fell to Norway in overtime of the 2000 gold-medal game.



2 comments
  1. Dennis Yunke
    commented on: August 9, 2012 at 11:57 a.m.
    Pumped for the game. Go USA!!!
  1. Jack Aldridge
    commented on: August 9, 2012 at 12:32 p.m.
    1 - The number of referees required to make a dubious call and ruin the game.

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