Friday's victory over Sweden put the U.S. in a tie for first with Korea DPR in Group B and almost assures the top-ranked squad of advancing.
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North Carolina alum Heather O'Reilly, once described as "an energizer bunny" by former National Team and current Tar Heel coach Anson Dorrance, entered the game in the 67th minute as the final sub for the U.S.
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Sweden's captain Victoria Svensson and U.S. captain Kristine Lilly have gone up for a long ball many times against each other.
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Kristine Lilly, shown here battling with Hannah Marklund, is playing her first World Cup at striker.
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U.S. goalie Hope Solo played much better in her second game, this time holding her opponent scoreless.
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"China and Chengdu itself, I can't believe how amazing the crowds have been for our games," says Abby Wambach. "I thank all of them, because it is a better and more exciting atmosphere to play soccer in a venue with 30-plus thousand people."
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Abby Wambach was named FIFA's player of the match.
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U.S. defender Christie Rampone's holds off Therese Sjogran.
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Abby Wambach celebrates with teammates Leslie Osborne and Lindsay Tarpley after her second goal.
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Korea DPR's Kim Kyong Hwa holds off Nigeria's Lilian Cole. Korea won the match 2-0.
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