Job done for the U.S.

Attacking misfires against New Zealand didn't matter thanks to strong defense

Updated: August 3, 2012, 12:59 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

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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