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U.S. captured lightning in a bottle

Updated: July 11, 2011, 1:50 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

DRESDEN, Germany -- Facing five-time world player of the year Marta and her splendid supporting cast, the last thing the U.S. needed against Brazil in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup was a bad call.

The Americans didn't get just one. They probably felt it was four.

Yet despite all that, the U.S. persevered 5-3 on penalties in a pulsating contest from start to finish, engineering one of the most dramatic wins in any World Cup, men's or women's. "I think that ...

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