St. Louis native Becky Sauerbrunn and her U.S. women's soccer teammates will play for the gold medal on Thursday vs. Japan. Team USA is going for its third straight gold medal, but the matchup with Japan certainly represents a stiff challenge. Japan defeated the U.S. in penalty kicks during last summer's World Cup final. It's safe to say the Americans will be out for revenge.
Team USA is quite familiar with Japan. This will be the fourth meeting of 2012 between the two teams. The United States won one game, Japan won one game, the two teams finished in a 1-1 during the other.
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