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The Referee God must be in USAs corner again as two potential penalty kicks in the US penalty box was not called. A hand ball was not called and a Japan player was pulled down with no penalty given.

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meh whatevs.

Canada's was a bigger accomplishment because it was so unexpected. to come back and win bronze after the mental anguish of the semi is huge. the impact on sports in our country will be huge too.

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The Referee God must be in USAs corner again as two potential penalty kicks in the US penalty box was not called. A hand ball was not called and a Japan player was pulled down with no penalty given.

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Not only was she pulled down, the US defender had her arms wrapped around her and Solo drove her knee into her.

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What a terrific photo!! .. I will have that one on my wall along with the original sketch of John Lennon and the Garnet Rogers concert poster .. thanks for that .. :)

Nice! No problem.

Anyone wanting more pics can find them on the FIFA website: http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/photo/photolist.html#1678080

Be warned: There are Team USA pics there as well <_<

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Wow a horrible display of sportsmanship. Tacky ass shirts.

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And Americans wonder why they're so disliked...

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FYI: pages A6 and A7 of today's Globe and Mail have a full sized version of that ^ pic

Great poster/keepsake so make sure you grab a copy if you're interested!

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In case anyone's interested:

Christine Sinclair suspended four games for Olympic incident

Canadian soccer star Christine Sinclair has been suspended for four games and fined $3,500 for an incident at the London Olympics.

FIFA, the sport’s governing body, opened an investigation into undisclosed events after Canada lost its semi-final against the United States, a 4-3 loss marked by questionable calls from Norwegian referee Christiana Pedersen. FIFA’s disciplinary committee was to weigh the case last Friday.

According to a release distributed by the Canadian Soccer Association on Friday, Sinclair was being punished by FIFA “for displaying unsporting behaviour towards match officials after the match.”

Sinclair has stood by comments she made after the loss in London, including this one: “It’s a shame in a game like that that was so important, the ref decided the result before it started.”

FIFA has not made it expressly clear which incident it was investigating, and whether the comments had anything to do with it.

Peter Montopoli, general secretary of the CSA, declined comment when reached by phone on Friday. Sinclair did not immediately return a telephone message.

“No further information will be available from the Canadian Soccer Association or media interviews granted on this decision until such time as those reasons for judgment are received and reviewed by the Canadian Soccer Association,” the release stated.

http://sports.nationalpost.com/2012/10/12/christine-sinclair-suspended-fined-four-games-for-olympic-incident/

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Seems a little steep but it's not like FIFA can publicly bash Christina Pedersen. As long as we don't see her at any more major tournaments we'll know this was worth it.

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