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2023 Women's World Cup

The Equalizer Podcast: U.S. advances, barely

Rose Lavelle reacts in surprise to a foul called against her.
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Bekki Morgan and Jeff Kassouf discuss the U.S. women’s national team’s 0-0 draw with Portugal to end the group stage. While the U.S. has advanced to the Round of 16, it was not without significant struggle. Jeff, who watched the game live in Auckland, says it’s one of the worst performances he’s seen from the U.S. in a meaningful game. Bekki says it’s difficult to see what the game plan is for the U.S. in each game. Portugal played well, and deserved a more favorable result. The same issues for the U.S. have continued since their game vs. the Netherlands. What is going wrong for the team in this tournament?

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