The U.S. Women’s National Team has certainly been worth watching in the London Olympic soccer tournament. They’ve pulled some big games out of the fire, including the 4-2 comeback win vs. France and Alex Morgan’s header to beat Canada 4-3 in the last 30 seconds of the semifinal match.
Next up, the USWNT will take on another familiar foe, Japan, in the gold-medal match at Wembley Stadium on Thursday. Japan defeated France 2-1 to make it through to the gold-medal game. Japan topped the USWNT in a penalty shootout to win the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup championship match. In the last six months, the USWNT’s record against Japan in various, smaller competitions is 1-1-1. If the USWNT plays a lick of defense, it might not have to rely on late heroics to avenge the World Cup loss and win its third straight Olympic gold medal.
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