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United States' Carli Lloyd (10) scores against Japan (Credit: AP)

United States' Carli Lloyd (10) scores against Japan during the women's soccer gold medal match at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

London 2012: Team USA women's soccer wins gold

The United States' women's soccer team beat Japan 2-1 in the 2012 London Olympics gold medal game.

United States' Carli Lloyd (10) scores against Japan
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United States' Carli Lloyd (10) scores against Japan during the women's soccer gold medal match at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

United States' Carli Lloyd (10) shoots past Japan's
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United States' Carli Lloyd (10) shoots past Japan's Saki Kumagai (4) and Azusa Iwashimizu (3) during the women's soccer gold medal match at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

United States' Carli Lloyd (10) scores between Japan's
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United States' Carli Lloyd (10) scores between Japan's Aya Sameshima (5) and Nahomi Kawasumi (9) during the women's soccer gold medal match at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

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Japan's Mizuho Sakaguchi reacts after a missed chance
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Japan's Mizuho Sakaguchi reacts after a missed chance to score during the women's soccer gold medal match against the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

Japan's Shinobu Ohno, left, and United States' Christie
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Japan's Shinobu Ohno, left, and United States' Christie Rampone vie for the ball during the women's soccer gold medal match at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

A fan waits for the start of the
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A fan waits for the start of the women's soccer gold medal match between the United States and Japan at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

A fan of the United States waits for
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A fan of the United States waits for the start of the women's soccer gold medal match between the United States and Japan at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

A fan holds a sign before the start
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A fan holds a sign before the start of the women's soccer gold medal match between the United States and Japan at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

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United States' Carli Lloyd (10) scores against Japan's
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United States' Carli Lloyd (10) scores against Japan's Aya Sameshima (5) and Nahomi Kawasumi (9) during the women's soccer gold medal match at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

The Japan soccer team poses for a photo
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The Japan soccer team poses for a photo before their gold medal match against the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

The United States women's soccer team poses for
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The United States women's soccer team poses for photographs before their gold medal match against Japan at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

United States' Carli Lloyd, right, celebrates with teammates
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United States' Carli Lloyd, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring during the women's soccer gold medal match against Japan at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

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