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ASN Morning Read: U.S. Women Face Old Friend

The knockout stage begins in the Olympics, with the U.S. women taking on Sweden, a team that has historically played them well; Former U.S. coach Pia Sundhage thinks her team is playing with house money.
BY Jesse Yomtov Posted
August 12, 2016
4:05 AM
  • Sundhage: "We're going to play the best team in the world, Olympic champions and the World Cup champions, and that is challenging and inspiring. All the pressure is on the Americans.”

  • Look at the field in Brasilia:
  • Will they?
  • Alex Morgan on near-post goals: “When you find a keeper cheating to kind of cover the far post a little bit, I feel like you want to show her that you’re catching her cheating. You want to be able to prove that. So with me, I feel like beating a keeper near-post is so gratifying for me because you can’t cheat: As a keeper, as a field player positionally.”

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