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A race against the clock for U.S. women's soccer team before World Cup
A race against the clock for U.S. women's soccer team before World Cup

The toughest rival stalking Jill Ellis and the U.S. women's national team isn't Germany, France or Brazil. It's the clock. Because with less than four months to go before the World Cup, the U.S. coach suddenly finds herself with more problems than solutions. And the clock, relentless and inextricable, continues to tick away. Last week's two-game European trip was supposed to be a confidence-building step forward for a struggling U.S. team. Instead, the Americans did little more than march in place, getting outplayed in a 2-0 loss to France before escaping Friday with a 1-0 win over England that just as easily could have been 1-0 the other way. So continued a...

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