US women seek football revenge against Japan

ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Published:

SENDAI, Japan (AP) -- It was one of those games -- one of those really big games -- that just doesn't sit right for U.S. women's football coach Pia Sundhage.

As far as she is concerned, her team played better than Japan in last year's World Cup final. She still thinks they should have won.

Now, she is looking ahead to the Olympics. And again, Japan is on her mind.

Sundhage says the U.S. has "something to prove every time we play Japan."

Japan hosts the U.S. on Saturday in the Kirin Challenge Cup, a friendly tournament also featuring Brazil.