Washington State Cougars

Success transfers to USC soccer team, which is bound for women's Final Four

Success transfers to USC soccer team, which is bound for women's Final Four

Pick up a dollar bill, turn it over and you’ll find the Latin phrase E pluribus unum — out of many, one — inscribed atop the Great Seal of the United States.

For nearly two centuries it was the country’s unofficial motto, a paean to the belief that the strength of a collective is built from disparate parts.

For USC women’s soccer Coach Keidane McAlpine, it’s also become a formula for success, one that explains how he took a group of disgruntled and discarded transfers and molded them into a fierce band of sisters, one that has USC in the NCAA College Cup for only the second time in school history.

The Trojans, ranked...

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