Women's soccer advances to gold medal round
August 18, 2008 | 11:54 AMElizabeth Kivowitz Boatright-Simon
The U.S. women's soccer team will advance to the gold medal match of the 2008 Olympics after a 4-2 come-from-behind victory against Japan at Beijing’s Workers’ Stadium on Monday.
The US will play Brazil on Thursday, 6 a.m. PT. Brazil beat Germany 4-1 to advance to the final round.
USsoccer.com has the story.
Assistant coach Jillian Ellis' latest post, written before the match with Japan
Monday's complete UCLA Olympic sports roundup
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