WEMBLEY, England (AP/Edited) – The U.S. women ‘s soccer team won their third straight Olympic gold medal beating Japan 2-1 in a rematch of last year's World Cup final and avenging the most painful loss in their history.
|TOBIN HEATH (Ben Curtis/AP Photo)|
Before 80,203 fans at Wembley Stadium, a record for a women's soccer game at the Olympics, the teams put on a back-and-forth, don't-turn-your-head soccer showcase, proving again that these are the two premier teams in the world. Women's soccer is still in its formative stages in Britain, but the match proved more than worthy for the hallowed grounds of the beautiful game.
The winning team included three players representing the ACC: Becky Sauerburnn from Virginia and Tobin Hath and Heather O’Reilly from the University of North Carolina.