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Finally, Abby Wambach gets her World Cup title

Finally, Abby Wambach gets her World Cup title

Dan Lauletta July 6, 2015 65

Your browser does not support iframes. VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Prior to the start of Sunday’s World Cup final, both the United States and Japan stayed in their pregame huddles long enough that center

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Set pieces prove to be Japan’s undoing in WC final

Set pieces prove to be Japan’s undoing in WC final

Jeff Kassouf July 6, 2015 15

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Japan was clearly second best from the first whistle to the last on Sunday. The United States came out with a purpose and looked like a team of destiny while

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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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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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Sasaki says pressure off Japan for World Cup final

Sasaki says pressure off Japan for World Cup final

Tim Grainey July 2, 2015 36

EDMONTON, Alberta – England fell short of making the Women’s World Cup Final on Wednesday despite holding the balance of the attacking play and throwing reigning champion Japan off of its typical possession game.

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Stoppage-time own goal sinks England; Japan to final

Stoppage-time own goal sinks England; Japan to final

Dan Lauletta July 1, 2015 173

Your browser does not support iframes. EDMONTON, Alberta — An own goal off the foot of Laura Bassett authored the cruelest of endings to England’s World Cup as the goal handed Japan a stoppage-time winner

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US, Japan meet in third successive major final

US, Japan meet in third successive major final

Jeff Kassouf July 1, 2015 227

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Japan and the United States will meet for the third straight time in a major women’s soccer championship final on Sunday to decide the winner of the 2015 FIFA Women’s

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Bassett’s journey brings inconsolable twist in loss

Bassett’s journey brings inconsolable twist in loss

Ray Curren July 1, 2015 8

Your browser does not support iframes. Laura Bassett started playing soccer in Bedworth, right smack dab in the center of England, at about the same time FIFA got around to sponsoring a women’s World

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