2012 Olympics Women's Soccer: Players to Watch out for in the Olympics

Amy StreiferCorrespondent IJuly 27, 2012

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 25:  USA sings their national anthem during the Women's Football first round Group G Match of the London 2012 Olympic Games between United States and France, at Hampden Park on July 25, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland.  (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
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The US Women's National Team will be one of the toughest teams on the field during the 2012 Olympics. Some players will be destined to succeed such as goaltender Hope Solo and Rochester, N.Y. native Abby Wambach. However, there are two players that fans should keep on their radar for the Olympic Games: Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd.

Alex Morgan contributed two goals against France during the 4-2 victory in the first Group G match for both countries. The game was held at the popular Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Morgan shows fierce leadership skills, has a powerful foot and can make her way down the field with ease.

Born in California, Morgan has proven over the years to be one of the most feared female soccer players in the world. During the 2011 FIFA Woman's World Cup, Morgan was part of the US team that placed second. She was also the youngest player on that squad.

Carli Lloyd is another player that should be successful during the 2012 Olympics. Lloyd came off the bench against France, and scored the game-winning goal in the 55th minute. If it wasn't for midfielder Shannon Boxx's injury 17 minutes into the game, Lloyd would have never gotten the opportunity.

There are players on the US Women's National Team that clearly stand out among the rest, but don't be surprised if second-tier players start coming out of the woodwork and prove to be a contribution to the women's team. Morgan and Lloyd are fast, agile and aggressive players who will make the women's team even better than it currently is.