The 1996 gold medal winning U.S. women s soccer team, led by Olympic veterans Tiffeny Milbrett and Mia Hamm, crashed onto the Olympic scene with a 2-0 shutout over Norway on Thursday night. The Norwegians had been the U.S. team’s greatest challenge, beating the Americans in three matches earlier this year. The U.S. team dominated quickly with Milbret scoring easily in the 18th minute. Hamm, the world’s leading scorer, drove in the second goal in the 24th minute. The shot was Hamm’s 126th international goal the most ever scored by a woman or a man. The women s next match up is China on Sunday, and then Nigeria on Wednesday. China beat Nigeria, 3-1, on Thursday giving China a #1 ranking. The U.S. women’s team is currently ranked #2 in their division.