US Women's Soccer; Photo: KRT

At the Olympics yesterday, several of the first women to compete in the first women's world cup likely played in their last game. Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, and Joy Fawcett had already decided that they would retire after the Olympics, and they certainly went out with an exciting game.

Playing Brazil, by all accounts a younger and faster team, the Americans pulled out a victory in overtime, winning 2-1. The youth movement was evident in the players that scored for the American team. The United States struck first, with a goal in the 39th minute. Late in regulation, Brazil scored an equalizer when Pretinha scored in the 83rd minute. While in overtime, Abby Wambach scored in the 22nd minute after a corner kick by Kristine Lilly.

After winning, the women sang a rousing rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, which didn't seem totally in tune, but there was quite a bit of enthusiasm.