U.S. overcomes nerves to qualify for World Cup

November 23, 2006
By Graham Hays
CARSON, Calif. -- By being effective for 90 minutes against Mexico on Wednesday night, the United States earned 10 more months to work on being excellent.

Abby Wambach scored twice for Greg Ryan's team in the semifinal of the Gold Cup at the Home Depot Center. Wambach gave the United States all the offense it needed to beat Mexico 2-0 and earn a place in next year's World Cup in China, as well as Sunday's Gold Cup final against Canada. But as is the case in every game that ...

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