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US guards against overconfidence in World Cup qualifying

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FRISCO, Texas - Defender Becky Sauerbrunn said the memories of 2010 still drive her as the U.S. women's national seeks to qualify for next year's World Cup in France.
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US guards against overconfidence in World Cup qualifying

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FRISCO, Texas - Defender Becky Sauerbrunn said the memories of 2010 still drive her as the U.S. women's national team seeks to qualify for next year's World Cup in France.
The United States lost in the semifinals of that year's CONCACAF qualifying tournament, sending the team to a third-place finish and a two-legged playoff against Italy to secure a spot in the 2011 World Cup in Germany.
Sauerbrunn was on that team.
“For me, you just never know on any day. I think you see it in soccer all the time where the lesser team beats the greater team and it's the story and everyone loves it,” she...
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U.S. dominance in Women's World Cup qualifying underscores need for FIFA reforms

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There's a reason Jill Ellis has brought opponents from Russia, South America, Asia, Europe and Australia to the U.S. to play her women's national team over the last two years. It's because no team in her own neighborhood can give the Americans a game. Ellis' players barely broke a sweat in the...
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