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USA Women’s Soccer Team Scores Victory Against Brazil in What ESPN Calls “One of the Most Dramatic Wins in Any World Cup”

We Have Done the Impossible and That Makes Us Mighty

In what even a sports dunce like me can see was a truly impressive way to end a game, the United States national women’s soccer team came back from a beating with a stunning final move in the World Cup quarterfinals against Brazil. “The soccer gods were with us tonight,” striker Abby Wambach said. “You could say they weren’t with us for a while.”

The move will mean that the U.S. team will advance to the semifinals of the tournament, thanks to the 122nd minute cross between Megan Rapinoe and Wambach.

“I think that that was a perfect example of what our country is about,” said Wambach. “The history of this team has always been we never give up.”

Because of this victory the U.S. team is advancing to meet France, a game to be played on Wednesday in Moenchengladbach.

But this story is best told by the players. “Sometimes we play better when we’re down,” said player Hope Solo. “We never like things easy.”

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