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USA Vs. Canada Soccer Final Score: Alex Morgan Propels Team USA To Gold Medal Game

On Monday afternoon, the United States Women's Soccer team defeated Team Canada in an amazing Semi-Final match-up at the 2012 Olympic Games in London by a score of 4-3 in extra-time.

Team Canada held three separate leads throughout the course of the game thanks to a hat trick by team captain Christine Sinclair.

Despite the deficits, Team USA remained resilient and continued to stay afloat thanks to two equalizers by Megan Rapinoe and a successful penalty-kick goal by Abby Wambach in the 80th minute to tie the game at three.

As the tension built through two extra-time halves, Alex Morgan played the role of hero when she scored on a cross in the 122rd minute, with less than 60 seconds left in the game during injury time, which ultimately propelled the team to victory.


With the win, the United States earned a spot in the Gold Medal game against Japan on Thursday and it will be the first time that the two teams will play since Japan defeated USA in penalty kicks at the 2011 World Cup Final in Germany.

Cincinnati native Heather Mitts did not play in the game but will have the chance to earn her third Olympic gold medal on Thursday.

Be sure to stay right here with this StoryStream for more coverage of local athletes at the Summer Games. Also head over to SB Nation's Olympic hub for more coverage from London.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.