U.S. women prepare for creative Brazilians

Updated: August 13, 2004, 3:40 PM ET
Associated Press

THESSALONIKI, Greece -- In its first game, the U.S. women's soccer team took a page out of the Princeton offense. They passed the ball patiently, waited for mistakes, then exploited them effectively.

How thrilling was it? Suffice it to say that Carli Fawcett, defender Joy Fawcett's 7-year-old daughter, fell asleep in the stands.

"Not a very exciting game to watch,'' said forward Abby Wambach, even though she scored one of the goals.

Saturday, the Americans will have ...

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