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London 2012 Olympics Preview: U.S. Women's Soccer Faces New Zealand

The U.S. women's Soccer team's quarterfinal matchup against New Zealand headlines the multiple events happening on Friday in London. Former Washington Husky standout Hope Solo and her teammates went 3-0 in group play, while New Zealand went 1-2. There is no time for mistakes now that the team is in the knockout round.

A win against New Zealand will place the team in the semifinals against the winner of the Great Britain-Canada match. The match will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network and online on NBC Live Extra at 6:30 a.m. PT.

Other Olympic events of interest taking place on Friday include the the women's 200 backstroke final featuring Team USA's teenage phenom Missy Franklin at 11:30 a.m. PT, the Men's 100 butterfly final featuring world-record holder Michael Phelps at 11:37 a.m. PT, women's Volleyball against Serbia at noon, and women's basketball against the Czech Republic at 2:15 p.m. PT.

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For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub. For more on Olympic Women's Soccer, follow the 2012 Olympic Soccer section.