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The U.S. women’s football team won the Olympic gold medal Thursday, avenging one of its most painful defeats with a 2-1 victory over Japan. Diamond Bar’s Alex Morgan had one assist, the fifth in the Olympic matches.
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Carli Lloyd scored in the eighth and 54th minutes for the Americans, who lost to the Japanese in penalty kicks at last year’s World Cup final.
Yuki Ogimi scored in the 63rd for Japan. The U.S. team has won three consecutive Olympic titles and four of five since women’s football was introduced at the 1996 Atlanta Games.