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USWNT lands in Brazil as Olympics loom

U.S. women’s national team players and staff landed in Brazil on Thursday, one week ahead of their Rio 2016 Olympics opener against New Zealand.

The team took off from Washington, D.C., in search of bringing back to the United States a fourth straight Olympic gold medal in women’s soccer, and the fifth in six all-time competitions. The 2015 World Cup champions were in good spirits en route to Brazil:

Oh, and Thursday is Ali Krieger’s birthday:

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