US WINS SOCCER GOLD

Associated Press Modified: August 9, 2012 at 3:44 pm •  Published: August 9, 2012
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The United States women's soccer team has beaten Japan 2-1 to win the gold medal.

Carli Lloyd scored both goals for the U.S and Hope Solo was outstanding in goal, including a lunging save on a point-blank shot from Asuna Tanaka in the 84th minute to keep the Americans in front.

The Americans avenged a 3-1 loss to Japan in the World Cup final and captured their third straight Olympic title.

— Jon Krawczynski — Twitter http://twitter.com/APKrawczynski

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