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Soccer player Alex Morgan poses for a portrait May 15, 2012, at the Team USA Media Summit in Dallas. Photo by: Michael Zamora/Scripps Howard News Service

USA women's soccer team to face France in opening Olympic game

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Soccer player Alex Morgan poses for a portrait May 15, 2012, at the Team USA Media Summit in Dallas. Photo by: Michael Zamora/Scripps Howard News Service

One of the most celebrated, most successful, women's soccer teams on the planet begin their Olympic campaign on Wednesday night against France.

Team USA will bid to win their fourth Olympic medal at the 2012 games, which begins with a tough task against the French in Glasgow, Scotland on July 25th at 12pm ET.

The game, which will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network and the NBC Olympic soccer channel, kicks off the campaign for the women's side who have been in Glasgow since July 17th, adapting to the rainy weather with a pre-Olympic training camp.

Group G are hosts to the USA, who will play Colombia on Saturday, and Korea DPR on Tuesday the 31st of July in Old Trafford, Manchester.

The USA Roster is without doubt a star studded line-up with Hope Solo minding nets, defenders Kelley O’Hara and Christie Rampone governing the defence, and Shannon Box, Tobin Heath, Carli Llyod, Heather O’Reilly, and Megan Rapinoe marshalling the midfield. Forwards Abby Wambach and the attacking minded Amy Rodriguez will be at the heart of everything the USWNT do offensively.

Alex Morgan leads the scoring with 17 goals in 15 games this season, while Hope Solo has played the most minutes. Seven Olympic newcomers join the squad but do so with a wealth of international experience, while three players (Shannon Boxx, Heather O'Reilly and Heather MItts) are participating in the third Olympic games.

The youngest player is Sydney Leroux, who is just 22 years of age and is the only member of the squad who was not involved in the 2011 World Cup.

OPENING ROUND OF FIXTURES FOR JULY 25TH LONDON 2012 WOMEN'S SOCCER

Great Britain v New Zealand
Japan v Canada
USA v France
Cameroon v Brazil
Sweden v South Africa
Colombia v Korea DPR

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