Category: ‘Soccer’

Olympic Games Soccer 101: U.S. Women Avenge World Cup Defeat, Take Gold from Japan
August 9th, 2012 at 1:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** The 2011 World Cup loss left the U.S. women's soccer team in emotional shock and shambles. According to captain Abby Wambach, there was an insatiable team desire to not only dominate the following Olympics, but get that win back from Japan. Both opportunities presented themselves on Thursday night, and the...

Olympic Games Women Soccer 101: U.S. WINS!!!! SWEET REDEMPTION as GOLD is EARNED!
August 9th, 2012 at 1:52 PM
London- Around this time last year, the U.S. Women's soccer team experienced a bitter defeat to Japan in the final of the World Cup at Wembley Stadium.  This year after a thrilling match, which was both physical and tactical on both sides, the U.S. experiences sweet redemption.  More than that...

Olympic Games Soccer 101: US Women’s Team Beats New Zealand 2-0, Advances to Semifinals
August 3rd, 2012 at 9:32 AM
Friday afternoon, the US Women's Soccer team took another step forward in their quest for a third straight gold medal in the Olympics. The US team defeated New Zealand 2-0 in quarterfinal play with goalkeeper Hope Solo posting her third shutout in a row after conceding two goals in the...

Thursday Recap: Men’s Soccer Kicks Off as Spain Gets Stunned
July 26th, 2012 at 6:49 PM
On the day before the Opening Ceremonies in London, the men's soccer competition got underway. Among the eight matches played, none of them had a goal differential of more than one goal. However, that did not mean there was not excitement throughout the day as Japan shocked Spain and Senegal...

Wednesday Olympic Recap: US Women Comeback Against France, Japan Beats Canada, and Olympic Organizers Experience First Hiccup
July 25th, 2012 at 3:36 PM
While the opening ceremonies are not until Friday, Wednesday marked the first official day of competition for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Soccer is the only sport in competition before the Olympics get into full swing this weekend with the women playing Wednesday and the men playing on Thursday....