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A win today would mean hope for tomorrow

A win today would mean hope for tomorrow

Originally Published: July 16, 2011
By Joanne C. Gerstner

FRANKFURT, Germany -- It was a casual conversation with a European reporter that got me thinking. He asked me what I, as an American woman, expect out of the Women's World Cup final if the United States wins.

Dramatic social evolution?

My quick answer was "I don't know."

What should I expect?

We've all been down this exciting road before. The 1999 World Cup started humbly as a nice soccer tournament in the United States and evolved into a red-white-and-blue ...

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