U.S. shows grit to overcome Canada

August 15, 2008
By Lindsey Dolich
The U.S. women's Olympic team came out on the better side of a marathon match that saw a witch's brew of rain, thunder and lightning pelt Shanghai Stadium. The Canucks couldn't match the Americans, who sealed a thrilling 2-1 victory in extra time to advance to the semifinals against Japan.

Canada fell behind early on Angela Hucles' goal in the 12th minute and couldn't find a rhythm after keeper Erin McLeod left the pitch with an injury. But after a lengthy rain delay (100 minutes), Canada ...

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