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Can history repeat for the U.S.?

Canada has been a pushover in the past. Will the Olympic semifinal be different?

Updated: August 5, 2012, 1:21 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

As Olympic semifinal matchups go, the U.S. women's soccer team could have done a lot worse than a game against longtime adversary Canada on Monday.

Not only are powerhouses France and Japan on the other side of the bracket, but the Americans boast an all-time record of 43-3-5 against their northern neighbors. The last Canadian victory over the U.S. women came back in 2001, though it was against a U.S. B team. Just this past January, the U.S. hammered Canada 4-0 in the ...

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