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By The Associated Press

Megan Rapinoe's goal celebration was an ad hoc birthday card.

After she scored for the U.S. women's soccer team in the first half of Saturday's 3-0 win over Colombia, Rapinoe reached into her sock and pulled out a note that read: "Happy B-day Kreigy. We love you." Rapinoe raced to the sideline and held the note up to the fans.

Ali Krieger, who turned 28 Saturday, is missing these Olympics after blowing out her knee during a qualifying match in January.

"It's a nice little ode to her," Rapinoe said.

But couldn't Rapinoe have spelled her teammate's nickname a little better? "Did I put the 'ei' wrong?" she said, laughing. "That's how it's spelled in my phone."

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