U.S. weathers Brazilian storm to land gold

August 21, 2008
By Lindsey Dolich
In an Olympic overtime final for the ages, the United States women's soccer team found the pot of gold at the end of an 18-woman rainbow of talents, edging Brazil 1-0 for a redemptive victory.

Late Thursday evening in Beijing's Workers' Stadium, the gold-medal match saw nothing short of a MMA cage fight, with four yellow cards split equally between two sides, bloody noses and mud-soaked uniforms. But the U.S. defense harnessed a wild Brazilian team to ride out an extra-time goal in the ...

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