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Time to give Pia Sundhage some credit

Updated: July 11, 2011, 4:39 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

DRESDEN, Germany -- When things go wrong, blame the coach. It's easy and happens in every sport.

After the U.S. suffered a 2-1 upset loss to Sweden last week at the Women's World Cup, Pia Sundhage was understandably in the firing line. Why did Sundhage stick with Amy LePeilbet at left back? Should striker Abby Wambach have been replaced by the fresher legs of impressive newcomer Alex Morgan? The debates lingered.

Fast-forward to the Miracle on Grass on Sunday, ...

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