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U.S. average in win over Costa Rica

Updated: January 28, 2012, 2:41 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- For the first three games of Olympic qualifying, the U.S. women's national team was otherworldly. With an Olympic berth on the line in a semifinal against Costa Rica, the Americans' play was average, but that was still good enough for them to prevail 3-0 and book their ticket to London.

Tobin Heath opened the scoring early in the first half Friday, and Carli Lloyd put the game away with a thunderous blast midway through the second. Alex Morgan ...

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