Thursday, December 25, 2014

Delran's Lloyd gives US gold in women's soccer

Delran soccer star Carli Lloyd scored the only goal in the US women's team's win over Brazil today. Fans and former teammates Lloyd, including her trainer James Galanis of Universal Soccer Academy in Medford, gathered at 9 this morning at Champs restaurant in Marlton to watch the gold-medal game.

Delran's Lloyd gives US gold in women's soccer

Carli Lloyd of Delran celebrates her goal in overtime of the Olympic gold medal game as Brazil´s Simone (2) and Brazil´s Formiga react.
Carli Lloyd of Delran celebrates her goal in overtime of the Olympic gold medal game as Brazil's Simone (2) and Brazil's Formiga react. RICARDO MAZALAN / Associated Press

Delran soccer star Carli Lloyd scored the only goal in the US women's team's win over Brazil today.

Fans and former teammates Lloyd, including her trainer James Galanis of Universal Soccer Academy in Medford, gathered at 9 this morning at Champs restaurant in Marlton to watch the gold-medal game.

The game is a rematch of November's World Cup game, which Brazil won, 4-0, and the 2004 Athens' Olympic final, which the United States won, 2-1 in overtime.

About this blog
Reporter Frank Fitzpatrick is covering his seventh Olympic Games and has yet to win a medal in anything except caffeine consumption. He has also been the beat writer for the Phillies, Eagles and Penn State football.

Columnist Phil Sheridan has been writing about Philadelphia sports since graduating from Temple University in 1985. The Vancouver Games are Phil's sixth consecutive Olympics. He is determined to do exhaustive research on the fresh seafood and locally made beers and wines in Vancouver and Whistler.

Photographer Clem Murray covered the Lake Placid Winter Olympics 30 years ago. He has covered the Eagles in their two Super Bowl runs; the Phillies in a couple of World Series (back in the 80s); the Sixers' 1983 championship; a couple of Stanley Cup runs by the Flyers; and the Nittany Lions.

For more Olympics coverage, visit the Philly.com Olympics page.

Phil Sheridan, Frank Fitzpatrick and Clem Murray
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