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United States Women v North Korea Olympics - Gamethread

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Seattle Sounders have powered the USA Women in the 2012 Olympics  (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
Seattle Sounders have powered the USA Women in the 2012 Olympics (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
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While the United States Women have already made it through the Group Stage at the 2012 London Olympics Women's Soccer Tournament today's match against North Korea will help determine the Knockout Rounds. The match is on NBC Sports Network (Comcast 626 in Puget Sound) at 9:15AM.

With the USA certainly moving on Pia Sundhage will be able to tinker a bit and try new things. The next match will either be Canada or New Zealand, but after that the gauntlet must be run with either Brazil (Marta!) or Great Britain the likely opponent. This isn't just a training match though. It can be a signal to the world as to just how good the USWNT is.

Currently Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Carli Loyd are tied with two goals a piece and sitting in a huge group at second in the race for the Olympics Golden Boot. Megan Rapinoe earned one goal in addition to a couple of assists. Sounder and US Women's sub Sydney Leroux has yet to find the net. Ever controversial in public statements, Hope Solo only has one shutout so far in the Games.

USA Lineup: Solo; LePeilbet, Rampone, Buehler, O'Hara; O'Reilly, Lloyd, Cheney, Rapinoe; Morgan, Wambach