Olympic Football: 4 Ways US Women Turned Tables and Got Revenge on Japan

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Olympic Football: 4 Ways US Women Turned Tables and Got Revenge on Japan
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In case you missed it, the USA women's soccer team defeated Japan 2-1 today to claim their third straight Olympic gold medal and fourth in the five such tournaments ever staged.

While the fact that the battle determined the London gold medalists made the match have no shortage of significance, the match carried another interesting factor: It was a rematch between the two finalists from last summer's Women's World Cup.

Last year, it was Japan who bested the United States after twice coming back from a goal down to take it in penalties.

So what went differently this time around?

Here are four ways Team USA's women turned last year's loss to Japan into an Olympic gold medal.

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