Job done for the U.S.
Attacking misfires against New Zealand didn't matter thanks to strong defense
The U.S. women's national team started its Olympic adventure by overwhelming teams with its attack. Now the Americans are getting it done with defense and it proved a winning formula in defeating New Zealand 2-0 in Friday's quarterfinal at Newcastle's St. James' Park.
Abby Wambach scored the game's first goal midway through the first half -- her fourth goal in as many games -- and substitute Sydney Leroux killed off the match with a tally in the 87th minute. Yet the defensive ...
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