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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....

U.S. Soccer Takes Step Back in Failing to Make London Olympic Games
April 1st, 2012 at 4:01 PM
In failing to qualify for the Olympics for the second time in three games, the 2012 U.S. soccer team lost a great opportunity to further the brand of American soccer.   ***PHOTO1***    Needing a victory to remain alive in Olympic qualifying, the U.S. team tied El Salvador 3-3 March 26 to be eliminated...

U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Loses to Canada in Olympic Qualifying Match
March 25th, 2012 at 9:20 AM
Coming into Saturday night's match against Canada, the United States was 4-1-2 all time in the CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying tournament with Canada not winning since 1992. However, history did not matter as Canada upset the U.S. with a 2-0 victory.  ***PHOTO1*** Canada had goals from Doneil Henry and Lucas Cavallini in the...

U.S. Men’s Soccer Begins Olympic Qualifying, Routs Cuba
March 24th, 2012 at 8:56 AM
Thursday night the United States under-23 team began group play in Olympic qualifying for this summer's Games in London. The USMNT played their opening match against Cuba which resulted in a 6-0 rout that included a hat trick by Joe Corona. ***PHOTO1*** The U.S. led 4-0 at halftime and had goals scored by...

U.S. Olympic Soccer Qualifying Roster Released
February 17th, 2012 at 5:38 PM
The U.S. Olympic soccer team has released its roster of 23 players that will be invited to a training camp later in February. Olympic qualifying begins March 22 against Cuba. The U.S. will then play Canada March 24 and El Salvador March 26. All games will be in Nashville, Tenn. ***PHOTO1*** The other...

United States Women’s National Soccer Team Qualifies for 2012 Olympics
February 12th, 2012 at 4:54 AM
After nearly winning the FIFA Women's World Cup last summer, not qualifying for the Olympics this summer was not an option. After defeating Costa Rica 3-0 in the semifinal round of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament, the United States Women's National Team will be playing in London this summer...