Aug 9, 2012; London, United Kingdom; USA forwards Abby Wambach (14) and Alex Morgan (13) celebrate after a goal by midfielder Carli Lloyd (not pictured) against Japan during the women's soccer gold medal match in the 2012 London Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The United States defeated Japan 2-1 this evening at Wembley Stadium capturing the gold medal in the 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament. Carli Lloyd scored both goals for the United States, but it took some amazing saves from Hope Solo to keep the team in the match. Japan played a great match, in a tournament where the teams from gold to bronze were separated by so little.
Alex Morgan got the assist on the opening goal, controlling the ball by the end line next to the goal. Her chip across the face of goal have Japan's keeper no chance, and with Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd waiting in the middle, it was Lloyd who got to the ball first with a leaning header to put the US up 1-0. The celebration was joyous.