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Two South Floridians, playing for Colombia, set for World Cup

Two South Floridians, playing for Colombia, set for World Cup

Less than one year ago, Boca Raton's Catalina Perez thought her childhood dream of playing in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament was shattered. When Perez, 20, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee and was about to undergo surgery, she revealed a secret to her doctor, Michael G. Baraga at the University of Miami. "I hadn't really shared my dream or my goal with that many people," said Perez,. "On the day of the surgery, I told him there were 320 days left until the World Cup, and said, 'This is my dream. This is what I really want, and said, 'Can you please help me get there healthy and strong and ready?' "He was...

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