Lloyd the unlikely hero for the U.S.

August 21, 2008
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
BEIJING -- As the women's Olympic soccer final lurched toward extra time, a few hard truths had already emerged. Brazil was completely dominating the United States. The Americans were defending bravely, but didn't look capable of holding on. And U.S. midfielder Carli Lloyd was having an utterly forgettable game.

But in an instant, Lloyd went from forgettable to immortal, hitting a pile driver in the 96th minute that settled into the Brazilian net, and gave the Americans a 1-0 victory ...

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