Chalupny's attacking forays pivotal in U.S. win

August 18, 2008
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
BEIJING -- One of the quickest ways for a coach to put a frown on a player's face is to move them from an attack-minded position to a defensive position. Defenders usually toil in anonymity, except when they make a mistake, while midfielders and forwards get most of the glory.

But one only had to look at the smile on Lori Chalupny's face following the United States' 4-2 semifinal victory over Japan to realize that a move to the back need not be a death sentence. Chalupny -- who played ...

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