Olympic Soccer: USA vs. New Zealand (Match Day Commentary)

Olympic Soccer: USA vs. New Zealand (Match Day Commentary)

U.S. Women's National Team

Olympic Soccer: USA vs. New Zealand (Match Day Commentary)

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The U.S. women's national team's quest to get back to the Olympic gold medal game for the fifth straight time continues in at St. James' Park in Newcastle, England, as the Americans take on New Zealand in a quarterfinal knockout game (9:30 a.m., NBC Sports Network, NBCOlympics.com).

The U.S. women breezed through the group stage, going 3-0-0 for the first time in five Olympics led by the strikeforce of Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan. Pia Sundhage has made one change to her lineup from the team that beat North Korea on Tuesday, slotting Tobin Heath on the right wing in place of Heather O'Reilly. Heath also started the tournament opener against France.

SBI will be providing live commentary on today's match so please feel free to follow along with the action here. As always, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Commentary is after the jump):

 

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