Women’s World Cup

Optimism after US finishes top of Group D at the Women’s World Cup
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Optimism after US finishes top of Group D at the Women’s World Cup

Jami Dansingburg analyzes the US win over Nigeria to conclude group play at the Women’s World Cup.

Women’s World Cup: Best XI and other awards
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Women’s World Cup: Best XI and other awards

The 2011 Women’s World Cup was one of the most enthralling soccer spectacles in recent memory. The PSP reflects on the standout performers from this summer’s tournament.

WWC final: Japan bests USA in PKs after a 2-2 thriller
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WWC final: Japan bests USA in PKs after a 2-2 thriller

The US women fell to Japan after blowing late leads in regular and extra time. Japanese captain Homare Sawa was the hero. PSP’s Allison Frank has all the details.

USA-Japan: What to expect in the WWC final
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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.

WWC: Breaking down the semifinals
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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.

US defeats Brazil on PKs: Emotional analysis
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US defeats Brazil on PKs: Emotional analysis

Abby Wambach scored in extra time of overtime (!) to tie Brazil, and Hope Solo made a huge save to send the United States to the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup. It was dramatic and special. It was simply indescribable.

Breaking Down the USA-Brazil Epic
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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.

WWC: Group Stage Starting XI
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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.

France, Germany book ticket to quarterfinals
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France, Germany book ticket to quarterfinals

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

Player ratings and analysis: USA 2-0 North Korea
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Player ratings and analysis: USA 2-0 North Korea

Cheney and Buehler muscled the Americans past an exciting North Korean side that asked real questions of the USWNT.