The U.S. women's soccer team -- which includes St. Louis native Becky Sauerbrunn -- advanced to the gold medal game with a dramatic 4-3 victory over Canada on Monday. Alex Morgan headed home a ball late in overtime to give the U.S. that 4-3 edge, and Canada ran out of time shortly thereafter.
Christine Sinclair scored in the 22nd minute to give Canada a 1-0 lead that they would hold until Megan Rapinoe's goal in the 54th minute. After Sinclair re-claimed the lead with a goal in the 67th minute, Rapinoe scored again to once more tie the score. The teams would exchange goals one more time in regulation and end up in overtime.
Both squads had opportunities in overtime but couldn't break through until Alex Morgan's clutch header nearly three minutes into extra time of the second overtime period. Here's a look at that game-winner:
The United States will face Japan in the gold medal game.
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