USA vs. Japan: 5 Players to Watch in the Women's Olympic Gold Medal Game

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USA vs. Japan: 5 Players to Watch in the Women's Olympic Gold Medal Game
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After a lengthy period of speculation, followed by an action-packed tournament, the women's Olympic soccer final is set.

And what else would it be but a rematch of the World Cup final from last year?

Japan, the reigning champions, has once again overcome adversity (and added expectations) to march methodically back into the biggest game that the sport will offer this year.

Joining Japan will be the U.S., the most dominant and recognizable women's team in the game.

There will be potentially decisive battles all over the field.

Here's a look at some of the most important players on each team.

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