After last summer's World Cup disappointment, stellar performances by Hope Solo and Carli Lloyd carried the U.S. women to Olympic gold over Japan, a familiar foe, writes Jeff Carlisle.
Losing the Women's World Cup final to Japan was a formative and powerful moment for the U.S. women's national team, writes Jeff Carlisle. The chance for revenge comes in Thursday's Olympic final.
With the memories of a disappointing Gold Cup and a roller-coaster Women's World Cup in the rearview mirror, U.S. soccer gears up for the Olympics and World Cup qualifying. Here's 12 points to poinder for 2012, writes Jeff Carlisle.