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London 2012 Open Thread: North American Showdown Starts Quarterfinal Action

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Yesterday, Alex Morgan made the U.S. vs. Canada soccer semifinals one for the ages. Here she celebrates with teammate Megan Rapinoe during the 4-3 overtime classic. (Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Yesterday, Alex Morgan made the U.S. vs. Canada soccer semifinals one for the ages. Here she celebrates with teammate Megan Rapinoe during the 4-3 overtime classic. (Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

(While some of us West Coasters slumber, add your thoughts about the game - and any of the quarterfinal action throughout the day - on this lovely thread, will ya?!)

Now that everyone has five Olympic games under their belts the real fun begins. And the prohibitive favorite gets to kick things off against their neighbors from the North! I'm thinking the U.S. girls are looking to repeat yesterday's soccer scene, only with a lot less drama to decide the winner...

Game 1 - 2 p.m. (9 a.m. ET):

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How they got here:
U.S. - 81-56 vs. Croatia; 90-38 vs. Angola; 89-58 vs. Turkey; 88-61 vs. Czech Republic; 114-66 vs. China
Canada - 53-58 vs. Russia; 73-65 vs. Great Britain; 60-64 vs. France; 79-73 vs. Brazil; 63-72 vs. Australia

Stat match:

United States -
FG% - 242-of-531 (46%) | FT% 63-of-79 (80%)
POT - 104 | PIP - 110 | 2CH - 108 | FB - 116 | AST - 118
OREB - 112 | DREB - 191 | STL - 51 | BK - 33
Canada -
FG% - 120-of-292 (41%) | FT% 60-of-80 (75%)
POT - 87 | PIP - 118 | 2CH - 45 | FB - 34 | AST - 81
OREB - 67 | DREB - 131 | STL - 34 | BK - 11

Game 2 - 4:15 p.m. (11:15 a.m. ET):

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How they got here:
Australia - 74-58 vs. Great Britain; 70-74 (OT) vs. France; 67-61 vs. Brazil; 70-66 vs. Russia; 72-63 vs. Canada
China - 66-57 vs. Czech Republic; 83-58 vs. Croatia; 76-52 vs. Angola; 55-82 vs. Turkey; 66-114 vs. U.S.

Stat match:

Australia -
FG% - 126-of-309 (41%) | FT% 81-of-101 (80%)
POT - 73 | PIP - 170 | 2CH - 49 | FB - 18 | AST - 88
OREB - 72 | DREB - 165 | STL - 37 | BK - 22
China -
FG% - 131-of-308 (43%) | FT% 65-of-79 (82%)
POT - 81 | PIP - 136 | 2CH - 37 | FB - 36 | AST - 95
OREB - 58 | DREB - 140 | STL - 27 | BK - 7



Game 3 - 8 p.m. (3 p.m ET):

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How they got here:
Turkey - 72-50 vs. Angola; 61-57 vs. Czech Republic; 58-89 vs. U.S.; 82-55 vs. China; 70-65 vs. Croatia
Russia - 58-53 vs. Canada; 69-59 vs. Brazil; 67-61 vs. Great Britain; 66-70 vs. Australia; 54-65 vs. France

Stat match:

Turkey -
FG% - 131-of-332 (39%) | FT% 50-of-68 (74%)
POT - 74 | PIP - 134 | 2CH - 86 | FB - 54 | AST - 92
OREB - 71 | DREB - 141 | STL - 48 | BK - 9
Russia -
FG% - 114-of-311 (37%) | FT% 54-of-83 (65%)
POT - 64 | PIP - 108 | 2CH - 61 | FB - 36 | AST - 70
OREB - 98 | DREB - 154 | STL - 29 | BK - 27




Game 4 - 10:15 p.m. (5:15 p.m. ET):

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How they got here:
France - 73-58 vs. Brazil; 74-70 (OT) vs. Australia; 64-60 vs. Canada; 80-77 (OT) vs. Great Britain; 65-54 vs. Russia
Czech Republic - 57-66 vs. China; 57-61 vs. Turkey; 89-70 vs. Croatia; 61-88 vs. U.S.; 82-47 vs. Angola

Stat match:

France -
FG% - 135-of-303 (45%) | FT% 65-of-91 (71%)
POT - 73 | PIP - 158 | 2CH - 55 | FB - 36 | AST - 64
OREB - 60 | DREB - 170 | STL - 31 | BK - 33
Czech Republic -
FG% - 129-of-330 (39%) | FT% 54-of-75 (72%)
POT - 67 | PIP - 122 | 2CH - 54 | FB - 50 | AST - 83
OREB - 68 | DREB - 166 | STL - 29 | BK - 26