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Women’s Soccer @2012Olympics #USA-CAN

In Olympics, Soccer, Uncategorized on August 7, 2012 at 8:11 pm

By Rwany Sibaja

The Twitter-verse was ablaze for a few hours on Monday as it became clear that the USA-Canada match in women’s soccer was something special.

  • @NathanLoomis: USA-Canada is intense
  • @JorgeMondacaFOX: Think Americans don’t care about soccer? Check out the trending charts – Rapinoe, Sinclair, and many other soccer terms in top 10

Like a boxing match, both sides delivered body blows for 120 minutes at Old Trafford. The Americans countered each goal by Canadian legend Christine Sinclair, whose hat trick on any other day would have put away most rivals. Instead, Megan Rapinoe, whose pinpoint passing on crosses and set pieces flustered the Canadian defense, scored two goals (one of which can be considered the goal of the tournament, the other a true “Olympic” goal off of a corner kick) to keep the US in the game.

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