A little bit of history repeating?

August 20, 2004
By Michael Lewis
THESSALONIKI, Greece -- The U.S. loses in the semifinal of the Women's World Cup and gets an opportunity to avenge itself a year later in the Olympic semifinal.

Let's see, where did we hear that before?

Oh yeah - it happened in 1995 and 1996.

The Americans dropped an excruciating 1-0 defeat to eventual world champion Norway in the 1995 WWC semifinals. They finished third. A year later, the Americans exacted revenge with a thrilling 2-1 extra-time victory in the semifinals ...

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