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Hope Solo comes up big; US beats France, 1-0

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Hope Solo was unaffected by the Brazilian boos as she made her 200th international appearance. Solo came up big as the United States fought off France 1-0 on Saturday in an Olympic group match at Mineirao Stadium. Carli Lloyd scored the lone goal for the Americans. Solo became the first goalkeeper, male or female, to reach the 200-cap mark in international play. She also became just the 11th U.S. player to reach that number of appearances. Despite the milestone, Solo…

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Carli Lloyd leads United States to World Cup victory

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If there was any drama to the women’s World Cup Final, well, Carli Lloyd kicked that out of the way, too. Lloyd decided things quickly, scoring a hat trick in the first 16 minutes of the game. The Americans jumped to a 4-0 lead, then coasted for their first championship in 16 years, beating the defending champions from Japan in a 5-2 victory. Lloyd scored the quickest goal in the history of the finals when she scored three minutes into…

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U.S. women take advantage of opportunities to advance to World Cup Final

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The United States women’s soccer team is one step closer to achieving multiple goals in this year’s World Cup. One of those was to reach the finals. With Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over top-seeded Germany, the Americans can put a check mark beside that item. They also desired the chance to play Japan to avenge their heartbreaking loss in the 2011 finals to the Japanese. The Americans have kept their part of the bargain with the win over Germany. Japan must…

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