Only 4 matches before Rio Olympics


The Olympic Flame arrived in Brasilia by special flight, May 3, 2016. (Paulo Mumia/Rio 2016)

In 62 days, the Rio Olympics get under way.

2016-Rio-Olympic-Logo-7Assuming there isn’t a strike, the U.S. women’s team will be seeking its fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal.

There are just four tune-up matches left before the team heads to Brazil:

• On  June 2 and June 5, the Americans play Japan. The first match is in Denver, the second is in Cleveland.
• On July 9, they play South Africa — a first — in Chicago
•  There’s one more “soon-to-be announced match in late July,” according to U.S. Soccer.

Then Rio.

“Before you know it,” Hope Solo says, “it’s going to be here.”

Starting XI vs. Colombia, East Hartford, Conn., April 6, 2016. (Jessica Hill/AP)

Jessica Hill/AP


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