The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team started their bid for another gold medal today their first match at the 2012 London Olympics. Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Carli Lloyd each scored to give the Americans a 4-2 win over France.
The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team is the favorite to win the gold medal this year but it didn’t look that way during the opening minutes of their match against France. The French team scored two quick goals in the opening 15 minutes of play. Abby Wambach was able to rejuvenate the team with a header in the 19th minute and Morgan tied things up in the 32nd minute.
NPR reports that Lloyd came in for an injured Shannon Boxx during the second half and was able to give the United States its first lead of the game with a laser from the right side of the penalty box. Then, in the 66th minute, Morgan put the nail in the coffin with her second goal of the match.
The Detroit Free Press reports that Wambach’s goal puts her one goal closer to Mia Hamm’s international goal record of 158. So far, Wambach has scored 139 international goals. Morgan, who scored two goal, is also off to a bright career. Morgan, who is the second youngest player on the team, has already scored 19 international goals this year.
Do you think the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team will win the gold medal this year?