When it comes to sports in the pool, the United States has a ton of gold medals under its belt. Think Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Rebecca Soni, Missy Franklin and Nathan Adrian …. all swimming stars who showed the world in the London 2012 Olympic Games that once again, the U.S. is a force to be reckoned with in the pool.
Now, America’s men’s and women’s water polo teams have a chance to be on top, as well.
The U.S. Men’s Water Polo team plays Croatia today at 3 p.m. EST in a quarterfinal match of the London 2012 Olympics, which will determine who goes on to the semi-finals. The U.S. team hasn’t won gold in water polo since the 1904 Olympics, and they’re hoping to change that in this year’s Summer Games.
Watch U.S. Olympic water polo goalie Merrill Moses talk about how he found his passion for water polo, plus his Olympic dream come true:
Related: U.S. Water Polo Goalie Betsey Armstrong’s Favorite Things the Sport
On the women’s side, the American team will take on Spain in Thursday’s gold medal water polo match of the London Games. That game will begin at 3 p.m. EST. The U.S. women’s team won a tough semifinal Tuesday against rival Australia that went to overtime.
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