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US Women's Soccer Team Wins Friendly Warm-Up Match Ahead of Olympics


The United States women's football (soccer) team has defeated host Norway, 4-0, in a friendly warm-up in Fredrikstad for the Olympic tournament in China.

Midfielder Lindsay Tarpley scored first Wednesday before Carli Lloyd, Angela Hucles and Abby Wambach added goals for the Americans. The United States improved to 19-0 this year, including a penalty-kicks victory over Canada.

The U.S. women are a strong favorite to medal at the Olympics as are Norway, Brazil and Germany.

The Americans head to Sweden for another exhibition on Saturday. The United States then hosts Brazil on July 13 in Colorado and again on July 16 in San Diego.

Two weeks ago, the Americans won the Peace Queen Cup in South Korea for their fourth tournament victory of the year.