USWNT: 5 Reasons Why Their Road to Olympic Gold Should Be Easy
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The current women's Olympic soccer champions are the United States Women's National Team (USWNT).
They're heading into the London games looking to retain their title, so I'm going to look at five reasons why their road to gold should be easy.
As always, feel free to leave your own comments below and lets get to it.
They're the Best Women's Team in the World
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According to the latest official FIFA rankings, the USWNT are legitimately the best team in the world right now.
You can normally take the FIFA rankings with a pinch of salt, whether it's the men's or women's game.
However, more often than not, the best team comes out on top in tournament football, so the USWNT are placed perfectly to retain their title as Olympic champions.
Christie Rampone Will Lead the Team to Glory
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One of the centre-pieces of the USWNT, and their most capped active player, Christie Rampone will lead her team to glory.
She's 37 now and coming towards the end of her career.
Her experience will be vital in terms of helping the team forward and I don't have any doubts she'll be critical to their success.
Abby Wambach's Goalscoring Record
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I don't care who you are, or whatever level you're playing at, that sort of record is frightening.
The scary thing is that Abby can probably play for another four or five years, so God knows what her record will be once she's retired.
She opened the scoring in Wednesday's game against France, which the USWNT won 4-2, and Abby's goals will be a key part of their success in London.
They're the Reigning Olympic Champions
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At the Beijing Olympics of 2008, the USWNT retained their gold medals and status as Olympic champions.
During the tournament, they only lost one game while conceding just five goals on the way to glory.
I'd bet on them doing the same in London this year.
Their Overall Olympic Record Tells Us It'll Be Easy
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It's likely that the USWNT lineup from Wednesday's opening match against France will be the one that lines up in the final in a couple of weeks.
The Olympic record of the USWNT is outstanding.
In 25 games at the Olympics since 1996, they've won 20 matches, losing just twice.
They've appeared in the last four Olympic finals and won the gold medal three times.
If they win gold in London, it'll be the third consecutive Olympic games where they've won gold and to be honest, I don't see any other team being able to stop the USWNT on their charge to glory.