The U.S Women’s National Soccer Team are back on top of the world!
The US team entered this Olympics as one of the obvious favorites. Yet, after last years defeat to Japan in the World Cup, the door was definitely left open. The women’s team opened up the tournament with a victory over France (4-2) on the feet of Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Carli Lloyd and that theme continued as they led the team to gold. Wambach’s career has been based on scoring goals for the US team. She has scored 143 goals for the international team. In the 6 games in London she was able to score 5 times to lead the Americans. At 32, this may be the last Olympics for the 2nd all-time goal scorer. Alex Morgan, at 23, is beginning to establish herself as a dominant goal-scorer. She was able to find the net 3 times with her international total up to 30 (in only 48 appearances), she may help make the end of Wambach’s career a seamless transition. Her stunning goal to defeat the Canadiens in extra time has been one of the defining moments for the Americans during the Olympics.
Carli Lloyd has had 139 appearances with only scored 38 times, but she was able to make a real difference in this gold medal run. She was able to score 4 times with her biggest moments coming during the final match against Japan. She netted the only American goals as the team won 2-1.
The Americans have now pushed their Olympic Record to an amazing 23-3-2 which includes 4 of the 5 golds and 3 in a row. They have outscored their opponents 56-22. In London the spread was 16-6, and Hope Solo certainly deserves some credit. She was able to make some amazing stops against Japan and has proven to be the gold medal goalie that caused so much controversy in Beijing. At Straitpinkie, we love winners and the US Women’s National Team has proven they have what takes to be great. Our only advice is, “Stay Golden”
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