Category Archives: Olympic Soccer

U.S. women hold off North Korea, sweep Olympic group games for first time

North Korea did not make it easy on the U.S. women's national team, but the Americans are through to the knockout round of the Olympic tournament with nine points in hand for the first time ever. Abby Wambach's 141st-career international … Continue reading »

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Olympic Soccer: USA vs. North Korea (Match Day Commentary)

         After two Olympic victories, the U.S. women's national team aims to make it a Group G sweep in its match against North Korea at Old Trafford in Manchester, England (12:15 p.m., NBC Sports Network, stream on NBCOlympics.com). … Continue reading »

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USWNT aim to round out group play with win over North Korea

When the U.S. women's national team take to the field at Old Trafford for their final group stage match of the Summer Games, they will not just be facing a North Korea side desperate to advance. They will also be … Continue reading »

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Studio 90: USWNT arrives in Manchester

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Andrade suspended for punching Wambach

When Colombia’s Lady Andrade punched U.S. Women's national team forward Abby Wambach during the 39th minute of Saturday’s Olympic game, the referee didn’t notice. Andrade could have received a red card, but went unpunished and played the entire game, which … Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Ferdinand charged over tweets, Swiss Olympian banned & more

By FRANCO PANIZO Rio Ferdinand's rough summer just got worse. Having missed out on Euro 2012 due to manager Roy Hodgson electing John Terry over him, Ferdinand is now being charged by the English Football Association over remarks he made … Continue reading »

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Men’s Olympic Rewind: Honduras eliminates Spain, Brazil cruises, and more

Honduras pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Olympic soccer history on Sunday, riding an early goal from New England Revolution striker Jerry Bengtson on their way to a 1-0 victory against Spain. A defeat that eliminated Spain from … Continue reading »

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USWNT clinch quarterfinal berth as Rapinoe leads rout of Colombia

By BRYAN ROBISON The U.S. Women's national team punched their ticket to the Olympic quarterfinals after winning their second consecutive preliminary match, with a 3-0 win over Colombia on Saturday. Unlike like their first preliminary match against France on Wednesday, … Continue reading »

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U.S. women aim for complete showing in Olympic battle with Colombia

This time, the U.S. women's national team will hope for 90 minutes of domination, not just 76. After falling behind to France 2-0 in the opening 14 minutes of their Olympic run, the U.S. women straightened things out behind the … Continue reading »

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Men’s Olympics rewind: Spain stunned, Brazil holds on, Mexico settles and more

Much like how Spain's quest for the 2010 World Cup title began, the opening match of the 2012 Olympics resulted in a shocking one-goal defeat. Japan stunned Spain in their Olympic Group D opener Thursday, making a 34th-minute goal by … Continue reading »

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Studio 90: USWNT look ahead to Colombia

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Olympic Soccer: USA vs. France (Your Running Commentary)

  The U.S. Women's National team takes on France today in the opening match of the Women's Olympic Tournament, and arguably the best match of the group stage (Noon, NBC Sports). The Americans enter the tournament having won the past … Continue reading »

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