London 2012: 5 Reasons You Don't Want to Miss Olympic Women's Soccer

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London 2012: 5 Reasons You Don't Want to Miss Olympic Women's Soccer
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Can the US women bounce back from their World Cup loss and continue their Olympic dominance?

The United States women enter the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London as the favorites to take the gold medal.

Some familiar faces will be back for the Yanks, who will be trying to eradicate their heartbreaking World Cup loss to Japan.

Meanwhile, the rest of the world is far from content to lay down and let the US claim the Olympic gold once again.

The Ballon d'Or winners (given to FIFA's top player) from 2011 and 2010 will represent just two of the 11 other squads looking to knock off the heavily favored Americans.

Read on to find out why you should keep your eyes on the ladies on the pitch in London this summer.

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