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US overcame growing pains to peak when it mattered

US overcame growing pains to peak when it mattered

Dan Lauletta July 5, 2015 7

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — After months of uncertain buildup to the World Cup, and then a group stage and Round of 16 filled with angst and question marks, the United States finally kicked things

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United States beats Japan for 3rd World Cup title

United States beats Japan for 3rd World Cup title

Jeff Kassouf July 5, 2015 728

Your browser does not support iframes. VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Under a thick haze and the smell of smoke from a blazing forest in the distance, Carli Lloyd caught fire on Sunday at BC

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Lloyd scores 1st-half hat trick in World Cup final

Lloyd scores 1st-half hat trick in World Cup final

Jeff Kassouf July 5, 2015 11

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Carli Lloyd became the first player in Women’s World Cup history to score a hat trick in the final, finding net three times in the opening 16 minutes. Lloyd scored

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US to play 10-game tour pending World Cup title

US to play 10-game tour pending World Cup title

Jeff Kassouf July 5, 2015 77

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The United States women’s national team will play 10 matches for a victory tour if the team wins the 2015 Women’s World Cup. The team will play at least six

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The Rock: USWNT ’23 of the biggest badasses’

The Rock: USWNT ’23 of the biggest badasses’

The Equalizer Staff July 5, 2015 0

Does the United States women’s national team smell what The Rock is cooking? He certainly hopes so. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson sent the U.S. women a personal video message ahead of Sunday’s World Cup

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World Cup final tactics: Will US get better of Japan?

World Cup final tactics: Will US get better of Japan?

Dan Lauletta July 5, 2015 47

Your browser does not support iframes. VANCOUVER, British Columbia — World Cup final day has finally arrived. The United States and Japan will do battle in the final for the second straight World Cup

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For Japan, approach to game, life is team-first

For Japan, approach to game, life is team-first

Jeff Kassouf July 5, 2015 44

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Japan captain Aya Miyama turned to her goalkeeper, Ayumi Kaihori, and, with a big smile, gave her a huge high-five. Kaihori had just finished singing the praises of Miyama’s leadership.

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O’Reilly talks revenge, adjusting to bench role

O’Reilly talks revenge, adjusting to bench role

Dan Lauletta July 5, 2015 18

VANCOUVER, British Colombia — For the first time in the Women’s World Cup, the final is a rematch of the one four years prior. That was when Japan shocked the world for the second

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