U.S. Men's Curling Tastes Victory

Bill RobbinsContributor IFebruary 19, 2010

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 18:  Skip John Shuster of the USA reacts during the men's curling round robin game against Denmark on day 7 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Vancouver Olympic Centre on February 18, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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U.S. mens curling earns first victory over France 4-3, after an earlier victory for the U.S. women's team.

Before the match the U.S. mens team was 0-4 and in danger of going winless. 

During the 0-4 stretch, the American's lost all four matches at the end. In each game the U.S. had the opportunity to win but team skip John Schuster would miss on all shots, Team U.S.A could have easily been 4-0 but the reality set in that they where 0-4. 

As a former Bronze medalist for Team U.S.A in the same event back in the 2006 Olympics, Schuster had great experience, but with his struggles the team ended up benching him for new young skip, alternate Chris Ply.  

As Schuster was watching from the sidelines, The U.S. trailed for most of the match, until the ninth frame when the they made a pivotal shot, that scored two to even up the score at 3-3 in the ninth frame. 

Then in the final frame the U.S. would score once more to secure their first victory.

Regardless of whether the U.S. curling team wins another match in curling for both the men's and women's. They are all champions including Schuster and Ply. Hopefully in the end both teams miraculously could end up in the medal rounds.