U.S., Germany in true clash of titans

August 22, 2004
By Marc Connolly
First it was U.S.-Norway.

Then it was U.S.-China.

Now it's U.S.-Germany.

But unlike the first two rivalries that dominated women's soccer from the mid-80s through the beginning of this century, the U.S. Women's National Team finds itself in a major international tournament as the second banana, and even as underdogs going into Monday's Olympic semifinal.

Underdog. It's a word the U.S. side has never had attached to its name. Never. Not once.

Going ...

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