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US women's soccer brims with confidence ahead of semifinals

US women's soccer brims with confidence ahead of semifinals

Megan Rapinoe is so done with her exile to the spectators' seats at the Women's World Cup. Bring on Germany, said the U.S. midfielder, who had to sit out the 1-0 victory over China in the quarterfinals of soccer's biggest tournament. The confidence-boosting win sent the second-ranked Americans on to a semifinal match against the top-ranked Germans on Tuesday in Montreal. "Huge match," Rapinoe said. "No. 1 against No. 2 in the world. They've had a great tournament so far, but hopefully they're a little tired." Rapinoe was referring to Germany's quarterfinal, an extra time penalty-kick victory over France on Friday. Rapinoe watched...

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