Olympic Soccer Live Tweets
We will be on location in Delran, New Jersey, home of Carli Lloyd of the women's national team, to provide live updates and reaction as the U.S. faces Japan, a rematch of last year's World Cup, for the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
Postgame - Literally five minutes, maybe seven, after the game ended, Carli calls Galanis. He's still in the sports bar, getting hugs and high fives from players and parents.
"This is her on the phone right now," he says as he answers. "Can you hear me?" he says. "What's going on? What time's the game on?"
Pause. She at first thought he was serious. "I thought it was at 4:45," he continues. Pause.
"What did i tell you?" he says. "I told you. Hey? Feel good?"
Coming off the bench, becoming a starter now, it feels so much better, she told him. It tastes so much better.
"Yep," he says. "Well, I'm very proud of you. You know that. We're all here at Champps. And everyone's screaming. You stole the show, like the plan was all along. You stole the show and you shined brighter than everyone else. You killed it."
Carli told him it got a bit scary at the end.
"Make sure you give Hope a big hug," he said. m"Go get your medal," he concluded, "and call me back later."
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