Women’s World Cup final: How the USA can write itself a perfect ending

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Sometimes the narrative plays out better than even the most fanciful Hollywood scriptwriter could dream up. Such is the case for the U.S. national team’s road to the Women’s World Cup final against Japan on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET

We had a quest. We had a heroic buildup. We had a minor fall, and major questions

Now we have one final test and a chance at redemption

The U.S. entered this tournament with only one acceptable result: Win the Women’s World Cup for the first time since 1999, when Brandi Chastain famously ripped off her shirt in celebration to bare the black sports bra seen ’round the world. Propped by mountains of hype in American media, triumph this year appeared almost a foregone conclusion at first glance Read more…

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