Lessons learned for U.S. women

Takeaways from the U.S. women's two-game set at the Kirin Challenge Cup

Updated: April 4, 2012, 2:40 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

As results go, there can be few complaints about how the U.S. women's national team fared in the Kirin Challenge Cup. The Americans secured a 1-1 draw against reigning World Cup champion Japan, then eased past a disorganized and Marta-less Brazil side 3-0. If the right outcome occurs in the competition's finale between Japan and Brazil, the U.S. might even be crowned tournament champion. Not bad considering that three of the top four teams in the world were in the mix and games were ...

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