With the gold medal in hand, U.S. anguish over the 2011 Women's World Cup can be forgotten.
LONDON - The United States won its third straight Olympic gold medal on Thursday, getting a goal in each half from Carli Lloyd to beat Japan 2-1 and avenge last year's defeat in the Women's World Cup final.
Diana Matheson gave Canada the Olympic women's soccer bronze medal by scoring a minute and a half into injury time to lift the North Americans to a 1-0 victory over France.
The U.S. women enter Thursday's Olympic women's soccer final at Wembley Stadium with two things on their minds: a little revenge and a chance at another gold medal.
Angry and upset at their Olympic semifinal loss to the United States, the Canadian women are ready to vent their frustration at someone - anyone. And France may bear the brunt of it.
The United States rallied from a one-goal deficit three times and beat Canada 4-3 Monday, scoring the winner with 37 seconds left in extra time to advance to the Olympic women's gold medal game for a fifth straight time.