2012 Olympics, Women's Soccer: Sounders' Sydney Leroux Scores, U.S. Women Advance

The U.S. women's national soccer team defeated the New Zealand national team Friday by the score of 2-0 at the 2012 Olympic games in London.

32-year-old striker Abby Wambach slid into a pass in the 27th minute that gave her her fourth goal of these Olympic games and put the USWMT up 1-0, and the two-time defending Olympic champions held New Zealand scoreless, and Seattle Sounders forward Sydney Leroux scored the clinching goal in the 87th minute to put the Americans up 2-0 and put Kiwis away for good.

The USWNT move on to the semi-finals of the Olympic tournament, and will play the winner of the Britain-Canada match in Manchester on Monday. This marks the fifth time in five tries the American women have advanced to the semi's of the Olympic tournament

Check out SI's complete medal tracker here.

Stick with this StoryStream for more coverage of local athletes at the 2012 Olympic Games. For more on the 2012 Olympic Games, make sure that you check out SB Nation's dedicated Olympics hub.

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