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Women’s soccer kicks off London Olympics

Megan Rapinoe

Today marked the first day of Olympic competition in the 2012 London Games with a day filled with women's soccer.

The U.S. Women's National Team, featuring out midfielder Megan Rapinoe, kicked off the games with its opening match of the games against France. The American ladies came away with a 4-2 victory after going down two goals to none, in large part to Rapinoe's solid midfield play.

There are some 21 openly gay and lesbian athletes competing in London, according to Outsports. That's already higher than the total of out Olympians in Beijing four years ago. But out of the 14,000 or so athletes competing at the games, something tells us there are a few more gay and lesbian athletes in London than the ones listed below.

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Beat kick off 2011 season

Atlanta's professional women's soccer team plays the Boston Breakers tonight at Kennesaw's soccer stadium

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U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team comes to Kennesaw

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team will host an international friendly against China on Oct. 2 at Kennesaw State University Soccer Stadium, home to professional women’s team Atlanta Beat.

The USWNT will play two games against China before heading to Mexico for a qualifying tournament for the 2011 Women’s World Cup.

This marks the first time in more than 10 years that the U.S. women will play in Atlanta.

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USWNT tickets go on sale

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team plays China at Kennesaw State University in early October