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2012 London Olympics, Team USA Women's Soccer Vs. Canada: Alex Morgan Goal Gives Americans Shot At Gold

The United States Women's National Team is one step closer to redemption after their 2011 World Cup finals loss to Japan. On Monday, Team USA beat the Canadians by a final score of 4-3 in the semifinals of the women's soccer event at the 2012 London Olympics.

Alex Morgan scored the winning goal in the final minute of extra time to give Team USA the win. It was the fourth and final time that they came back from behind in what will surely be one of the most memorable soccer matches in Olympic history.

Megan Rapinoe scored the first two goals for the United States, her last one tying the score at 2-2. Abby Wambach tied at 3-3 in the 78th minute. Gassed from a furious second half of play, both teams started the thirty minutes of extra time moving just a little slower, but the pace quickened.

Morgan jumped over a mass of Canadian players in front of the net and bashed a header past goaltender Erin McLeod for game winner in the final minute of play. Team USA will next play Japan in the finals.



For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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