GIF Highlights Of The U.S. Women’s Soccer Gold Medal Victory

The U.S. Women’s National Team won gold today. This is how.

1. First! The United States scored early on a goal by Carli Lloyd, off a lovely assist from Alex Morgan.

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2. Then Hope Solo made one of her many incredible saves.

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3. The U.S. got away with what should’ve been a penalty kick…

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4. And Abby Wambach kicked a Japanese player in the face. (Accidentally, I think.)

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6. Early in the second half, Carli Lloyd scored her second goal, and it’s so pretty I had to post the whole video.

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7. But it didn’t take long for Japan to retaliate, and from here on out they pressed the U.S. hard.

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8. It looked almost certain that Japan would tie the game up after stealing the ball near the U.S. goal, but… HOPE SOLO.

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9. And when the U.S. escaped with the win, Pia Sundhage was understandably excited.

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10. Here are the two teams just after the end of the game.

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11. Megan Rapinoe, clad in the American flag, showed her thanks.

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12. And the women accepted their gold medals.

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