US women win football gold

The US women's football team beat Japan 2-1 to win the gold medal at the London Olympics.

Carli Lloyd scored in the eighth and 54th minutes for the Americans, who lost to the Japanese in penalty kicks at last year's World Cup final.

Yuki Ogimi scored in the 63rd for Japan.

The US team has won three consecutive Olympic titles and four of five since women's football was introduced at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Canada won the bronze earlier Thursday, beating France 1-0.