It will take a determined effort against a red-hot Brazil side for the U.S. women to capture their second gold medal.
Eddie Gaven has earned a National Team call-up thanks to a stellar sophomore MLS campaign and if he continues to perform, he could play a part in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Manchester City's Juan Osorio, the only U.S. coach in the EPL, is in charge of the Blues' strength and conditioning and his unique training tactics have paid big dividends for the club over the past three seasons.
In his first season with Manchester City, Claudio Reyna has settled in nicely to become an integral part of coach Kevin Keegan's squad.
U.S. defender Zak Whitbread is close to cracking the first-team squad at Liverpool and also is on the way to becoming a fixture for the U.S. National Team.
American defender Jonathan Spector has been inspired by Manchester United's professionalism and first-rate way of treating players and visitors alike.
U.S. forward Kenny Cooper has quickly made a name for himself as a goal-scorer for Manchester United's Reserve Team, scoring eight goals in 20 matches.