It might not have been the worst-case scenario, but the U.S. World Cup draw represents an extremely difficult challenge, says Michael Lewis.
After nearly three weeks of action-packed matches, Michael Lewis offers his final reflections on the 2004 Olympic soccer tournament
Argentina went undefeated in Greece and became the first champion in 22 Olympic soccer tournaments not to concede a goal.
Abby Wambach didn't have the best game of her career, yet she came through in extra time to score the gold-medal clinching goal for the U.S.
Heading into the men's gold medal match, Argentina has proven to be the best men's team in the 16-team tournament and should prevail over Paraguay.
Most of the 91ers are set to leave the U.S. squad after winning another gold medal, and it may be the right time for coach April Heinrichs to step down too.
Coach Rene Simoes and his dangerous Brazilian women's team are one victory away from capturing the country's first gold medal in soccer.
Living legend Mia Hamm hopes to finish her career on a high note in the 2004 Olympics gold-medal game.
Carlos Tevez has been a dominating force at the Summer Games and he has helped put his team one win away from a gold medal.
It was a passing of the torch when Mia Hamm set up the biggest goal so far of Heather O'Reilly's young career, an extra-time winner to beat Germany
The winner of the U.S.-Germany match may hinge on the play of American striker Abby Wambach and German forward Birgit Prinz.
Despite her self-imposed exile from the national squad, Tiffeny Milbrett still supports the U.S. to win gold and hopes to return to the team some day.
Pia Sundhage's scouting work behind the scenes has been invaluable for the U.S. women during the Olympic soccer tournament.
After beating Japan, the U.S. finds itself in a situation that is eerily similar to the 1996 Olympics, where the team gets a chance to avenge a tough loss suffered in the previous Women's World Cup.
The U.S. women haven't played their best in reaching the quarterfinals, but they can start to turn things around on Friday vs. Japan.
Veteran defender Brandi Chastain hasn't played a minute at the Summer Games, but still is contributing to the U.S. squad in other ways.