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Jill Loyden makes most of unexpected opportunities

Jill Loyden makes most of unexpected opportunities

Originally Published: August 16, 2011
By Beau Dure

In January, Jill Loyden didn't think she'd be starting in the Women's Professional Soccer playoffs or going to Germany with the U.S. national team over the course of 2011.

For one thing, she had made only one career appearance for the USA. For another, she had signed with WPS's magicJack, where U.S. star Hope Solo was going to start when healthy.

On top of all that, she broke her left hand in January.

"None of this would have ever looked likely," Loyden ...

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