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Canada vs. USA Women's Soccer: London 2012 Olympics Live Blog

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Team USA celebrates after winning the quarterfinals 3-0 against New Zealand on August 3, 2012. Next up: The semifinal match against Canada. | Getty Images

After taking their quarterfinal matches against New Zealand and Great Britain respectively, Team USA and Team Canada will face off in today's semifinal soccer match.

It isn't expected to be an easy match for Canada, as the US hasn't lost to them since 2001. In an earlier match, Japan defeated France 2-1 in their semifinals and will play today's winner in the gold medal finals on Aug. 9.

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@ SteveNash : MAJOR respect to the Canadian woman's soccer team! Didn't deserve to lose. Played some beautiful stuff and fought like crazy. Heads up.

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What a game! Thanks for tuning in everyone! Finals will be on Thursday—USA vs. Japan.—KP

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It's a little joke that's been going around the HuffPost Canada office. It just hurts today. Go for the Bronze ladies, we're behind you all the way. -RN

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@ MySecondEmpire : That Canadian loss was really expressly designed to be heartbreaking. Everything about it: the worst possible.

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Good luck against Japan. Canada faces France on Thursday. -RN

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USA WINS! Absolutely incredible game by all involved! —KP

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30 seconds to go with an amazing score by Alex Morgan scores! 4-3 USA! —KP

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Alex Morgan with 30 seconds or so left in extra time. She just heads it past McLeod's hand. HEART. BREAK. -RN

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GOAAAALLLLL USA!!! —KP

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Both teams want this winning goal. Then penalties. Not much time left.-RN

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Tancredi clips a US player and takes her down. But she's walking it off. -RN

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Looking like it'll be penalty kicks to determine the winner unless something crazy happens soon. Still 3-3. —KP

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Morgan with a pass to Wambach and the header hits the cross bar and out. Just a few minutes left, now. - RN

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USA flirting with the idea of scoring a goal, yet not quite. —KP

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A couple of close calls. US crosses and passes in just missed. - RN

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A long free kick played perfectly by Solo. US counters.

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There's been a refreshing lack of diving in this game. Are you listening gents? -RN

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Desiree Scott takes a knee to the leg. OW. She's going to need the stretcher. Nope, she's limping off the field. Guts. -RN

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Picked off by McLeod. But the US is back at it. Canada needs the ball. -RN

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Players are (understandably) beginning to look a little exhausted—announcers wondering if this short break before the final minutes of play will hurt or help. —KP

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A few corners but nothing so far. Ooh, Schmidt went down with an ankle injury. We're going to have some injury time at the end of this. -RN

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@ mirtle : What this game really needs is a shootout. #thingsnooneisthinking

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Nope, that wasn't it. Great defense by Canada, US using its final substitution. —KP

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Rapinoe Takes. Punched out by McLeod. Well played. -RN

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This could be it! Corner kick by the US! —KP

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Rachel Buehler on the field. Looks like she may have landed funny. But she's back up and walking it off. -RN

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Rapinoe quite literally throwing herself on the ball. C'mon USA! —KP

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And then. DUN DUN DUN. Penalty kicks. -RN

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In the 1st period of extra time. Then another 15 minutes. Late close call there for Canada. McLeod missed a ball. -RN

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@ erika_xox : All these empty seats in the stadium and I would kill to be at this game #USAvCAN

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