U.S. holds off challenge from Brazil

August 14, 2004
THESSALONIKI, Greece -- In the first half, the U.S. women's soccer team was pushed around by a Brazilian squad that had more hustle, speed and creativity.

In the second half, the Americans pushed back.

The Brazilian coach called it dirty soccer. The American coach called it proactive soccer. Regardless, Brazil ultimately had no answer for scoring machine Abby Wambach, whose souvenirs included a ripped jersey, a cut on her side, a goal created and a goal scored in Saturday's ...

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