The Jersey shore's own Christie Rampone, captain of the U.S. women's soccer team, and her teammates start their quest for Olympic gold today!

They will be taking on the team from France in a game that starts at 12 noon EST. I had the honor of hosting Christie's pep rally at Jersey Shore University Medical Center right before she left for London and she was really upbeat and optimistic about the U.S. team's shot at Olympic gold.

Please join me in wishing Christie and the whole team all the best in the 2012 Olympics! No matter what the outcome, we will be very proud of them! Feel free to leave your good luck wishes to Christie and the team in the "Comments" section below!