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U.S. roster for women's World Cup long on experience, long in tooth
U.S. roster for women's World Cup long on experience, long in tooth

The U.S. will enter the women's World Cup in Canada this year with what is likely to be the most experienced major tournament team in soccer history after Coach Jill Ellis settled Tuesday on a 23-woman roster that has combined for more than 2,300 international appearances. However, the team may also be the oldest of all time: If the U.S. makes it to Cup final on July 5, 10 American players will be at least 30 years of age while one, defender Christie Rampone, will be 40. And that could be an issue because this World Cup will be the most physically demanding ever, with an expanded field that will require the two finalists to play a record seven games in less than a month, all of them...

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