US eves in quarterfinals

The United States women's team secured their place in the quarterfinal stage of the Olympics soccer tournament in confident style on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Colombia.

Goals from Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd at Hampden Park earned the Americans victory after was a scrappy and at times physical clash.

A superbly-struck 25 yard goal from Rapinoe put the US ahead in the 33rd minute.

Wambach scored her 140th international goal in the 73rd minute with a low shot into the corner after a smart exchange with Tobin Heath.  The tall forward then blasted a 20 yard strike against the crossbar but the US got their third when at the end of a smart exchange of passes, Rapinoe found Lloyd who made no mistake with a confident finish.

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