Lloyd turns legendary in U.S. win

Two-goal performance helps USA soccer top Japan 2-1 for redemption, gold medal

Updated: August 9, 2012, 10:46 PM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN.com

LONDON -- "People will become legends tomorrow night."

When Abby Wambach spoke those words at a news conference Wednesday afternoon, one day before the U.S. women's soccer team beat Japan 2-1 to capture its third consecutive Olympic gold medal, the list of women who could fill in that blank was longer than the security lines at Wembley Stadium.

Would it be the young, fiery forward Alex Morgan, the star of the semifinal match? The electrifying playmaker Megan Rapinoe, ...

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