Bryane Heaberlin perseveres after tough stretch

Updated: January 4, 2013, 1:23 PM ET
By Graham Hays

The United States absorbed surge after surge from Germany in the frantic final minutes of the championship game of last fall's FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup. A goal late in the first half had given the Americans a 1-0 lead, but as stoppage time ticked away in the second half with the score unchanged, a ball squirted loose from a crowd in front of the American goal, falling to the feet of a German player with a chance to draw her team level.

She shot low ...

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