U.S. looks to bounce back against Japan

August 7, 2008
By Lindsey Dolich
After what they hope was an early purging of nerves and slip-ups in front of a strong crowd of 17,673 in Qinhuangdao, China, the United States women find themselves in unfamiliar terrain: down a game in group play with a point total of nil.

Never before have the U.S. women lost a game in the group stage of an Olympics. That means that for nearly 20 years of international women's soccer, the U.S. team has, for lack of a better phrase, owned the yard. Only five years ago did other nascent ...

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