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Americans avenge loss, aim for gold

Updated: August 24, 2004, 5:43 AM ET
Associated Press

IRAKLION, Greece -- Deep into overtime, and maybe the last time for the Fab Five of U.S. women's soccer, the breaks were going against them.

A last-gasp goal that stole victory in regulation, a wide-open shot that bounced off the goal post.

Then, the only teenager on the team came to the rescue.

Heather O'Reilly, who had Mia Hamm posters on her wall just a few years ago, scored in the ninth minute of the extra period Monday to give the United States a 2-1 victory over World Cup champion ...

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