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USA Begins Gold Medal Quest Wednesday against Talented French

The U.S. Women’s National Team begins its quest for the fourth Olympic gold medal in the program’s history when it opens the 2012 London Olympics against France on Wednesday, July 25, at the famed Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland.

The match, which kicks off at 12 p.m. ET, will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network and the NBC Olympic Soccer Channel. Fans can follow the match via’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

The U.S. team has been in the UK since July 11 and in Glasgow since July 17, and despite some rainy weather, the pre-Olympic training has gone very well for the Americans. Should U.S. defender Christie Rampone start against France as expected, she will become the USA’s all-time leader in Olympic appearances with 17, passing legends Joy Fawcett, Julie Foudy, Kristine Lilly and Kate Markgraf.