Found July 21, 2012 on Fox Sports:
The expectations facing the US women's national team heading into the 2012 London Olympics are astronomical. You could even say they are impossible to live up to. And there are many reasons why. The past year has not been a good one for women's soccer in the US. Between the World Cup final loss to Japan last summer and the collapse of Women's Professional Soccer, there is a growing feeling of desperation around the women's game in the nation. Marketers, fans, administrators, players and coaches are dying for something positive to happen with the USWNT, and that is an amazingly challenging atmosphere for anybody to be in. Add in the sinking reality that stars Abby Wambach and Hope Solo are approaching the tail end of their careers, and the pressure to succeed weighs on the team now more than ever. Asking this US team to win gold in London and "save" the game in America is certainly not fair, but it's the point we have come to. This is the final chanc...
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