U.S. win inspires tweets, comments
The United States women's national team couldn't possibly top its 2011 Women's World Cup quarterfinal win over Brazil for drama and heroics, right?
Oh, but they could. The Americans' thrilling 4-3 overtime win over Canada in the semifinals of the Olympic soccer tournament featured multiple lead changes, inspired performances by players on both sides, controversial calls and last-second drama, topped by Alex Morgan's game-winning goal in the final minute of extra time. The game commanded the attention of athletes and fans on both sides of the border. Here's a sampling of what they had to say:
Carlos Bocanegra, USMNT
Mia Hamm, Olympic and World Cup champion
That was an incredible game. World class Sinclair...Rapinoe...I'm exhausted and it's only 2:20p. Thank you for that tremendous display.— Mia Hamm (@MiaHamm) August 6, 2012
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Unreal goal by cal alum!!There were cheers all over Lambeau for our USA women!!Congrats ladies, will be watching u win the gold thurs— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) August 6, 2012
Jordan Burroughs, USA Wrestling
Alex Morgan with a sick header! Congrats to— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) August 6, 2012
#TeamUSA Soccer on a brilliant finish!!!
Steve Nash, Los Angeles Lakers
MAJOR respect to the Canadian woman's soccer team! Didn't deserve to lose. Played some beautiful stuff and fought like crazy. Heads up.— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) August 6, 2012
Shelden Williams, New Jersey Nets
Wow!!!!!— Shelden Williams (@SheldenWilliams) August 6, 2012
@alexmorgan13 with the header like Abby Wambach!!! Wins the game!!!!
Stuart Holden, USMNT
Alejandro Bedoya, USMNT
Caitin Lowe, pro softball player
Matt Leinart, Oakland Raiders
USA soccer!!!!!!!Go America! great game by the ladies— Matt Leinart (@MattLeinartQB) August 6, 2012
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Slow Cowboy: Exciting game. I feel for the Canadians, but at the end it almost seemed inevitable.
vman112012: Good game, great win, but the girls have to do better to beat Japan. Regroup and get ready for the gold medal game. And hats off to Canada for putting on a great performance.
roundhead00: Hat trick. 4 rapid goals. Comeback after comeback. Last second winner. Terrible refereering that changed the outcome. This game had everything except a fist fight and a streaker.
joeysmith57: Refs let them play all game long (as they should) & then make 2 bush-league calls in a row at the end for the Americans to tie. If I was Canadian, I would be upset as hell.Join the conversation to leave your thoughts!