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Ready for London

Pia Sundhage has the U.S. women looking strong ahead of the Olympics

Updated: July 11, 2012, 7:02 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

Ever since last year's heartbreaking loss to Japan in the Women's World Cup final, U.S. manager Pia Sundhage has been looking for that extra edge that will turn World Cup silver into Olympic gold. She has tweaked formations and changed personnel, but 11 months after that penalty shootout defeat in Frankfurt, Sundhage appears to have arrived at a formula that has the U.S. favored to win it all in London this summer.

In some ways, Sundhage has come full circle. After the World ...

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