Members of the U.S. women's national team look on after losing the FIFA Women's World Cup Final against Japan. The Americans lost on penalty kicks after overtime expired with the teams tied, 2-2. Joern Pollex/Getty Images hide caption

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Abby Wambach scores the second U.S. goal against France during their FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 semifinal match. The Americans won, 3-1. Martin Rose/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. forward Abby Wambach heads in the equalizer past Brazil's defender Daiane and goalkeeper Andreia Sunday in Dresden. Robert Michael/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nilla Fischer of Sweden and America's Abby Wambach battle for the ball during their Group C match in the Women's World Cup. Sweden took an early 1-0 advantage in the match. Martin Rose/Getty Images hide caption

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Soccer fans attend the women's World Cup opener between Germany and Canada. In Germany, the game drew a TV audience of more than 18 million, or a quarter of the country's population — better stats than some men's matches garner. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lauren Cheney, left, and Carli Lloyd, right, of the U.S. battle for the ball with Yun Mi Jo of Korea DPR in their opening Group C match of the FIFA Women's World Cup at Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion in Dresden, Germany. Boris Streubel/Getty Images hide caption

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