USA Vs. France, 2012 Olympics: US Battle Back For 4-2 Victory In First Round

As the 2012 Olympic Games got underway with the start of women's soccer on Wednesday, the United States were looking to make an early statement against a talented France squad. And aside from about a five minute stretch of domination the USA was on point as Alex Morgan scored twice, Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd each netted one as well and the U.S. women's soccer team battled back from an early hole for a 4-2 victory in their first round match.

The United States were stunned early by two quick goals by France, leaving them in a 2-0 hole after just 14 minutes of play. Wambach would get America on the board in the 19th minute, followed by Morgan in the 32nd and Lloyd in the 56th.

Morgan scored again in the 66th minute to seal the French's fate. Despite the fact that the opening ceremonies are still two days away, Soccer is one of only two games that starts early so it can play a full tournament.

The United States play Colombia on Saturday.

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