The first even of the 2012 Summer Olympics took place this afternoon in London. After the United States women's soccer team fell behind after two quick goals by France, they rallied to defeat France on Wednesday, 4-2.
After France got goals from Thiney Gaetane in the 12th minute and Delie Marie-Laurie in the 14th minute to take a 2-0 lead, Team USA scored four unanswered goals. Two goals were scored by Alex Morgan, who tied the game in the first half with a goal in the 32nd minute and sealed the game away with a goal in the 66th minute.
Abby Wambach cut the French lead in half in the first half with a goal in the 19th minute and Carli Lloyd gave Team USA the go-ahead goal in the 56th minute.
Team USA managed to get six shots on goal to France's three and also led in offensive possession, 53%-47%. Other than that, the stats look very even, with both teams getting about the same number of fouls, corner kicks and offsides calls. Team USA's next game will be Saturday against Columbia on Saturday, playing at 12 p.m. EDT.
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