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U.S. women's soccer team advances to finals
 
Fans of America's women's soccer team cheer during the U.S. squad's recent 3-1 victory over France.
Fans of America's women's soccer team cheer during the U.S. squad's recent 3-1 victory over France.
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The U.S. women's soccer team beat Canada, 4-3, with a last-minute goal in overtime by first-time Olympian Alex Morgan, sending Team USA into the gold medal round against Japan — a rematch of the women's World Cup final in 2011, which Japan won on penalty kicks. Morgan, 23, scored the game-winning goal off her head in the 123rd minute. "She's still a genetic freak, in my opinion," says teammate Abby Wambach. "She makes plays that you don't expect anybody to make."

 

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