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U.S. is all about guts and glory

Updated: July 13, 2011, 3:35 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

The U.S. didn't need a miracle against France in its Women's World Cup semifinal, just a few more doses of its trademark never-say-die attitude. And now the Americans are moving on to their first final since 1999.

They prevailed 3-1 on Wednesday, but the scoreline didn't come close to telling the whole story. The U.S. was outplayed for some excruciatingly long stretches during the match yet again found a way to push through for the victory.

Abby Wambach, as has become ...

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