Canada Vs. USA, 2012 Olympics: Canada Takes 1st-Half Lead

The USA's hopes of getting to the gold medal game have just taken a fairly major blow. Despite having the better of the opening exchanges, the USWNT have gone 1-0 down against Canada in their 2012 Olympic Women's football semifinal after a very well-taken goal from Christine Sinclair.

An interception from Desiree Scott put Canada on the attack, and Sinclair showed some incredible awareness to jink through the USA defence before blasting a shot to the near post, beating a helpless Hope Solo for the lead. That's the first goal that Hope has given up since conceding twice in the early stages of the USA's opening match against France. That one eventually ended up with a 4-2 win for the States -- can the favourites reply in similar fashion here? Awaiting them in any potential final are Japan, who beat France 2-1 in the earlier semifinal today. The game's open enough that there are surely more goals in it...

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