Olympics: US Women's Soccer Wins a Dramatic But Disjointed First Game

You've got to hand it to the US women's national soccer team: they know how to put on a suspenseful show. After promising to start the opening game with strength and speed, the Americans arrived slow and disorganized to the field, allowing France to score twice in the first 14 minutes of the game. Twice. When Gaetane Thiney shocked Hope Solo with a first goal (and, if I may say, the world's most perfect cheekbones), it didn't look good for the American girls. When Marie-Laure Delie followed the goal up with a second, this soccer fan's heart dropped.



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