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U.S. women's soccer loses to Norway, 2-0

August 6, 2008 |  7:08 am

Shannon Boxx, right, jumps for the ball with Norway's Trine Roenning during the first-round match.

The U.S. women's soccer team, the defending Olympic gold medalists, lost to Norway on Wednesday night in Qinhuangdao, China, in their opening match of the Beijing Games. Norway scored twice in the first four minutes, and the U.S. never recovered, losing 2-0.

The Americans next play Japan on Saturday.

Photo: Shannon Boxx, right, and Norway's Trine Roenning jump for the ball during the first-round match. Credit: Silvia Izquierdo / Associated Press