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US Women’s Soccer Defeats Columbia In Second Match Of Tournament

US SoccerThe US Women’s Soccer team continues there strong run to the next round defeating Columbia 3 to 0 at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Megan Rapinoe started the scoring in the 33 minute of play. Rapinoe celebrated her goal  by pulling out a birthday note from her sock for an injured teammate.

The win moves the US Women’s Team a step closer to the quarterfinals with the win over Columbia. Abby Wambach would break the game open when she scored in the 74th minute of play. Wambach’s goal is the second of the tournament and also the all-time American leader in scoring during Olympic play.

Wambach did not come out of this game with out some bumps and bruises. In the 39th minute she would get hit in the face by Lady Andrade with no altercation.  

“I’m running toward the goal to get position, and I got sucker-punched,” said Wambach, sporting a black semicircle under her swollen right eye after the game. “It’s clear. We have it on film, so it’s up to the Olympic committee and FIFA to decide what to do.”

Three minutes later Carli Lloyd would put her name on the score sheet with a 77th minute goal that brought the US to a 3 to 0 lead and will be the final of the match. the US Women will play the last group game against North Korea in Manchester on July 31.

 

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.

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