US Olympic Women's Soccer Team 2012: Updated News & Analysis for America's Squad

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US Olympic Women's Soccer Team 2012: Updated News & Analysis for America's Squad
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The US Women's Soccer team has just under two months before they take on France in their first group match of the 2012 Olympics, and Pia Sundhage has named her 18-woman roster. 

Team USA is No. 1 in the world, and when you look at the roster, it's not hard to tell why. 

Captain Christie Rampone is back for her record fourth Olympics, and she will lead a defense that is missing Ali Krieger while Sydney Leroux's goal-scoring sprees during qualifying have earned her a spot up front with Abby Wambach (who broke her leg just before the 2008 Olympics and had to stay home) and Alex Morgan. 

The midfield will be anchored by Shannon Boxx and Carli Lloyd while Megan Rapinoe and Heather O'Reilly supply the crosses from out wide. 

And of course, in goal will be the ever-present and ever-dominant Hope Solo. 

So, let's take a deeper look at the US squad that will be trying to bring home its fourth (out of five) Olympic gold medal. 

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