U.S. breathes easier after win against Japan

August 9, 2008
By Lindsey Dolich
The U.S. women's Olympic team can take a collective sigh of relief -- for now. The day after the opening ceremonies pulverized the Beijing night sky, the United States came out on Saturday with a full arsenal of its own against Japan in Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center, winning 1-0 to move to 1-1-0 in group play.

While the U.S. offense might not have been quite as flawlessly executed as the fireworks above the Bird's Nest, the attacking corps gutted out a 16-shot performance, although ...

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