All hail Solo!

Super goalie

Super goalie

 

OK, maybe that’s a bit over the top, but the U.S. women’s soccer team beat Brazil, 1-0 in extra time, to win the gold medal at the Olympic Games today.

Jump in the rewind machine with me to last year’s World Cup, where Solo was benched by idiot then-U.S. coach Greg Ryan.

Don’t remember? Click here.

Anyway, she said she could stop Brazil, and thanks to no small amount of good fortune, she did just that.

Marta and company were very unlucky in extra time not to get an equalizer, as chance after chance went begging in front of the U.S. goal. Carli Lloyd banged home the winner in the first extra 15-minute session and Solo made every save she had to in helping the U.S. ladies win the gold.

My U.S. soccer shirt, hanging from the wall of my cubicle as I type, has been lucky two nights running. Last night, it saw the Yanks take a 1-0 win away to Guatemala in a World Cup qualifier. Eddie Lewis went off bloody, Steve Cherundolo just went off and Carlos Bocanegra nodded home the winner off a DaMarcus Beasley corner in the second half.

This morning, it helped restore Hope – and give the U.S. a gold in the process.

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