Carli Lloyd came off the bench to help the Unites States rally past France 4-2. We hand out grades for Lloyd and her teammates after their Olympic opener Wednesday.
Here's six stories to follow for the women's Olympic tournament, writes Jeff Carlilse.
Many countries don't take the men's soccer tournament in the Olympics that seriously. Brazil, on the other hand, means business, writes Jeff Carlisle.
The U.S. faces a tough and creative France side in both teams' opening-round match in the 2012 Olympics. Jeff Carlisle breaks down the match.
Megan Rapinoe has fought her way back into the starting lineup and is now poised to help lead the U.S. to gold at the London Games, writes Jeff Carlisle.
It hasn't always been easy, but Christie Rampone's ability to manage the stresses of work and home has made her the perfect captain for this U.S. women's national team, writes Jeff Carlisle.
The U.S. women's national team settled in and won an Olympic tuneup against China, but the match wasn't without some hiccups.
The U.S. women got a tough draw on paper -- France, North Korea and Colombia -- but coach Pia Sundhage isn't concerned, writes Jeff Carlisle, as it's nothing they haven't handled before.
The U.S. has already qualified for the semifinal, which decides which teams qualify for London, but a win over Mexico on Tuesday will ensure the Americans have an easier opponent on Friday, writes Jeff Carlisle.