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France brilliant in defeat

Updated: July 13, 2011, 4:06 PM ET
By Roger Bennett | Special to ESPN.com

Fire up the Alex Morgan Barbie Doll, Megan Rapinoe Clairol Nice N' Easy endorsement and the Limited Edition Men's edition U.S. national women's team jersey. America's three-day love affair with women's football has been extended, by popular demand!

No miracles were necessary this time. The U.S. took out a gallant French side using a combination of equally admirable American values: hustle and determination.

Before the game, French 24 news channel portrayed the clash as ...

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