Live: Gold Medal Game: Japan vs. USA

The two veterans of last year’s World Cup final clash again today for the right to have the Olympic Gold medal bestowed up them. It’s about to go down.

Last year, Japan undercut the US’s hopeful bid to claim the World Cup’s top prize.

U.S. Women vs. Japan Women 2:45 p.m. ET Wembley Stadium
London, England
NBC Soccer Channel, NBC Live Extra (web)
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13 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Kevin O' on 2012/08/09 at 11:10 AM

    Get ready to be shouted at by Brandi Chastain for two hours… :-)

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  2. Posted by matthewsf on 2012/08/09 at 12:02 PM

    She is terrible. I feel like I’m in trouble.

    Somehow the US has survived this tournament with Carli Lloyd playing to her number rather than her position. She’s up way too high against a quick team. Might be trouble there.

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  3. Posted by s44 on 2012/08/09 at 12:14 PM

    Wow, got away with one on that FK.

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  4. Posted by Paula on 2012/08/09 at 12:18 PM

    Ugh … that missed handball call totally soured me on following this match. This refereeing is ridiculous.

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    • Posted by Jessica on 2012/08/09 at 1:55 PM

      I dunno, it was a scramble in front of the goal. Should have been called but maybe the refs didn’t see it. Otherwise I thought the refereeing was pretty decent this match.

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  5. Posted by dth on 2012/08/09 at 1:42 PM

    It’s not a great US victory unless the goalkeeper saves our asses.

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    • Posted by paul on 2012/08/12 at 7:44 PM

      And our keeper has hair! Well, Keller had some hair for that great Brazil victory:

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  6. Posted by Jessica on 2012/08/09 at 1:54 PM

    Man, that was another intense game. Play it again tomorrow and it could easily go the other way.

    Also a major improvement from Carli Lloyd compared to last summer’s tournament. :P

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  7. Posted by s44 on 2012/08/09 at 2:00 PM

    LOL at the booing of Blatter.

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