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U.S. soccer's Carli Lloyd has high hopes for Women's World Cup
U.S. soccer's Carli Lloyd has high hopes for Women's World Cup

For Carli Lloyd there's only one acceptable result for the U.S. in the Women's World Cup, which kicks off next month in Canada. "Anything but first place," she said, "is definitely a failure." If that sounds like the bar has been placed high, it's only because Lloyd and her teammates have been slowly pushing it up. Eight years ago, in Lloyd's first World Cup, the Americans finished third. Four years ago they made it to the final but lost to Japan on penalty kicks. There's an obvious pattern there. Yet it's one Lloyd and her teammates look back on more with disappointment than pride. "In 2011, we really thought that was our...

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