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USA-Japan: What to expect in the WWC final

It all comes down to this! PSP’s Allison Frank runs through the strengths and weaknesses of the USA and Japan ahead of Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final.

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WWC: Breaking down the semifinals

On the heels of their amazing win over Brazil, the US face another tough test in the high-octane French offense. Meanwhile, Japan will take their tough midfield play to a showdown with the in-form Swedes, who are riding high after trouncing Australia. PSP’s Allison Frank tells you what to expect on Wednesday.

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Breaking Down the USA-Brazil Epic

Maura Gladys breaks down the five events that had the biggest influence on the outcome of the USA/Brazil quarterfinal that rocked the sports world.

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WWC: Group Stage Starting XI

The group stage showed off the very best the women’s game has to offer. Some superstars hit the ground running (Marta) while others need to step it up in the knockout rounds. Here is the best eleven players from the group stage, along with some of the low points thus far.

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France, Germany book ticket to quarterfinals

France ran riot over Canada and joins their German hosts in the quarterfinals.

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Women’s World Cup: Groups B & C round-up

Japan and Sweden count themselves lucky to have three points, and Mexico stylishly splits with England. Group B & C action from the Women’s World Cup!

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Rodriguez goal assures USWNT World Cup spot

The Philadelphia Independence’s Amy Rodriguez scored the lone goal in the USWNT’s win over Italy to qualify for the 2011 Women’s World Cup. Despite being the last team to qualify, the US was seeded at the top of Group C. The draw for the tournament will happen on Monday, November 29, at 1:30pm.

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USWNT World Cup hopes still alive

Two assists from Lori Lindsey of the Philadelphia Independence feed a 3-0 victory over Costa Rica in a do-or-die match that keeps the US women’s World Cup qualifying hopes alive.

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US must win third place for chance to qualify for Women’s World Cup

With the shocking 2-1 loss to Mexico on Friday, the US must now play Costa Rica for third place and the chance to play Italy in a two-leg playoff to qualify for the 2011 Women’s World Cup. The match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 on Monday night from 6pm.

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US tops group in Women’s WC qualifiers

The USWNT defeated Costa Rica 4-0 to win Group B of the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2011 Women’s World Cup. With 18 goals scored and none allowed in group play, the US will play the second place team of Group B on Friday.