Mexico’s Andres Guardado has his shot blocked by a wall of U.S. defenders including Kyle Beckerman (5), Maurice Edu (7), Jermaine Jones (13) and Herculez Gomez (9). The United States, which had never won a game in Mexico until Wednesday, won 1-0 and are now 1-23-1 all time playing on Mexican soil. (Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon SMI)
WAHL: U.S. team can build on victory over Mexico | Americans get monkey off backCREDITOR: Howard, Cameron lead American difference makers against Mexico

Mexico’s Andres Guardado has his shot blocked by a wall of U.S. defenders including Kyle Beckerman (5), Maurice Edu (7), Jermaine Jones (13) and Herculez Gomez (9). The United States, which had never won a game in Mexico until Wednesday, won 1-0 and are now 1-23-1 all time playing on Mexican soil. (Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon SMI)

WAHL: U.S. team can build on victory over Mexico | Americans get monkey off back
CREDITOR: Howard, Cameron lead American difference makers against Mexico

U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo celebrates with Christie Rampone after the women’s soccer finale at Wembley Stadium in London. The U.S. team defeated Japan, 2-1, to win the gold medal. (GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)
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U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo celebrates with Christie Rampone after the women’s soccer finale at Wembley Stadium in London. The U.S. team defeated Japan, 2-1, to win the gold medal. (GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Top U.S. vs. Japan Moments | Classic Alex Morgan Photos
WAHL: U.S. women get revenge against Japan with total team effort
KILLION: Controversial goalkeeper Solo saves the day for United States

Brandi Chastain famously celebrates after scoring the winning shootout goal against China during the 1999 World Cup. The U.S. team had another iconic moment today, defeating Japan for the gold medal. Carli Lloyd, who scored the game-winning goal in extra-time time against Brazil in the 2008 Olympic final, she did it again on Thursday, striking twice to lead the U.S. to its fourth gold medal in the last five Olympics. (Robert Beck/SI)
WAHL: Lloyd leads U.S. to another gold in women’s soccer

Brandi Chastain famously celebrates after scoring the winning shootout goal against China during the 1999 World Cup. The U.S. team had another iconic moment today, defeating Japan for the gold medal. Carli Lloyd, who scored the game-winning goal in extra-time time against Brazil in the 2008 Olympic final, she did it again on Thursday, striking twice to lead the U.S. to its fourth gold medal in the last five Olympics. (Robert Beck/SI)

WAHL: Lloyd leads U.S. to another gold in women’s soccer