"This team has had their backs against the wall a lot the last few years. They came in as unit and stuck together as a unit, no matter what happened, and I am just proud of them", Drobnick said.
Reid struggled at the shooting range in her portion of the relay as the second USA athlete on the course.
Great defense by the US - in particular two hard takeouts with George's stones to remove Canadian rocks behind corner guards - led to Canada being forced into making a takeout to score just one point in the seventh end. The Americans responded in the third end when Shuster converted a hard angle raise to collect two points. They still need to beat Norway and Great Britain in the round-robin games and get a little help elsewhere to move forward.
Skipping the U.S.at his third Winter Olympics, Shuster said the Canadian men could feel the pressure in the playoffs with Homan eliminated. Shuster opted for a hard takeout for two versus a draw for one and Great Britain stole another point.
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Casemiro backheeled the ball to Karim Benzema just outside the box, and the Frenchman touched the ball to Vazquez. Madrid were comfortably on top as the half wound down, with Benzema nearly heading a third from Lucas' cross.
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We must be prepared to suffer together. "We had a bottle of wine the other day and I saw that goal he scored [against Chelsea in 2009]".
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Team Shuster will face off against Canada with a spot in the gold medal match on the line at 6:05 a.m. EST on Thursday morning.
Because of tiebreakers, the US women finished in the eighth position in the 10-team tournament. After Stjerne missed his draw on his last stone, Koe was able to draw to the four-foot to score three. Not only that, the USA got a solid roll with the finish as it went into the top of the four-foot to reduce the scoring area for Great Britain. We kept ourselves in the mix and got a big win over an extremely good curling team. He is the team's alternate, who won bronze with Shuster in 2006. Both men and women will have a chance to win the gold medal on Saturday, Feb. 24.
"We wanted to get Scott in", said Canadian lead Ben Hebert, whom Pfeifer replaced. Set some goals before each game.
Canada has hammer to start Thursday's game as the higher-seeded team. First, it had to get past a guard, a rock that Canada placed to block the path. Shuster's shot barely sneaked past the guard, then bumped out Canada's scoring stone and stopped on cue to seal the Americans' first-ever victory over Canada in Olympic men's curling. "Unless there's a Ferrari parked outside for me, I don't think there's a better present!"