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NJZag
07-25-2012, 05:36 PM
Women's soccer, ahead of the official opening of the games

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/26/sports/olympics/us-womens-soccer-team-rallies-to-beat-france.html


GLASGOW — Four years ago in Beijing, Carli Lloyd provided the climax to the women’s soccer tournament at the Olympics with a wicked shot that was, for the United States at least, a truly golden goal. On Wednesday, Lloyd produced another dazzling finish that the Americans can only hope will send them along a similar path.

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Seattle Sounders talent is well-represented on the team USA roster:



Nicole Barnhart, Gilbertsville, Pa., Goalkeeper - Stanford
Shannon Boxx, Torrance, Calif., Midfield – Notre Dame
Rachel Buehler, Del Mar, Calif., Defenseman - Stanford
Lauren Cheney, Indianapolis, Forward – UCLA
Tobin Heath, Basking Ridge, N.J., Midfield - UNC
Amy LePeilbet, Crystal Lake, Ill., Defenseman - Arizona State
Sydney Leroux, Los Angeles, Forward - UCLA (Seattle Sounders)
Carli Lloyd, Delran N.J., Midfield - Rutgers
Heather Mitts, Cincinnati, Defenseman - U of Florida
Alex Morgan, Diamond Bar, Calif., Forward – UC Berkley (Seattle Sounders)
Kelley O'Hara, Fayetteville, Ga., Forward - Stanford
Heather O'Reilly, East Brunswick, N.J., Forward - UNC (Boston Breakers)
Christie Rampone, Point Pleasant, N.J., Defensemen -- Monmouth University
Megan Rapinoe, Redding, Calif., Forward - U. of Portland (Seattle Sounders)
Amy Rodriguez, Lake Forest, Calif., Forward - USC
Becky Sauerbrunn, St. Louis, Defenseman - U.VA.
Hope Solo, Richland, Wash., Goalkeeper - U. of WA. (Seattle Sounders)
Abby Wambach, Rochester, N.Y., Forward - U of FL

Keeping an eye out for Tobin Heath, a '06 graduate from h.s. in the next door town over, whose rivalry with another Class of '06 standout from Pingry School, Sara Murphy, went from the NJ playing fields to the North Carolina fields of the ACC. Heath to UNC and Murphy to Duke.