The United States Women's soccer team kicked off the 2008 Olympics on a horrible note, losing 2-0 versus Norway earlier this morning. The US definitely missed Abby Wambach's presence in the middle defensively, as Norway scored two goals in the first five minutes.
I watched some of this game, and it looked like the American's had the speed advantage, but Norway capitalized on their opportunities, which is what the United States didn't do. Certainly the US isn't comfortable playing from behind since that doesn't happen very often, and you can't blame the weather here because it was what the players are used to.
Here are some more results from today's action:
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