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Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. squad won a lot of fans on their way to winning the Women's World Cup on Sunday in Lyon, France. For the sport to keep growing, that support needs to continue long after the ticker tape lands. Alex Grimm/Getty Images hide caption

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The United States' Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the Women's World Cup final soccer match between the U.S. and the Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Décines, outside Lyon, France, on Sunday. The U.S. won 2-0. Francisco Seco/AP hide caption

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The Netherlands are the last team standing between the United States and its fourth Women's World Cup. Here, U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe watches her teammates warm up before Tuesday's 2-1 semifinal win over England. Alex Grimm/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring her team's second goal during Friday's quarterfinal match against France. The Americans now face an England squad that brings confidence and defensive power. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. will face its first major test in the Women's World Cup Thursday, as it plays Sweden in the final match of the group stage. U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe is seen here during the U.S. game against Thailand. Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. forward Alex Morgan shoots and scores past Thailand's Natthakarn Chinwong on Tuesday in Reims, France, in the group stage of the Women's World Cup. Michael Chow/USA Today Sports via Reuters hide caption

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The U.S. plays its first match of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on Tuesday against Thailand in Reims, France. U.S. forward Carli Lloyd is seen here celebrating after scoring a goal against Mexico last month in Harrison, N.J. Steve Luciano/AP hide caption

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After a sports injury, Esteban Serrano owed $829.41 for a knee brace purchased with insurance through his doctor's office. He says he found the same kind of brace selling for less than $250 online. Paula Andalo/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Soccer-Playing Engineer Calls Foul On Pricey Knee Brace

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The members of the U.S. women's national soccer team filed a lawsuit Friday against U.S. Soccer, accusing it of gender discrimination. The starting 11 are seen here before playing Brazil earlier this week in Tampa, Fla. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Sues U.S. Soccer For Gender Discrimination

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U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe takes the ball as Japan's Hina Sugita stays close on the first day of the SheBelieves Cup in Chester, Penn., on Wednesday night. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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Snowflakes began accumulating on the turf by halftime during a Feb. 6 game at Real Kashmir's home stadium in Srinagar. The coach of the visiting team said later that some members of his team, from southern India, had never seen snow. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Against The Odds, A Pro Soccer Team In Kashmir Is Close To Winning India's Top Title

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Chelsea FC will pay nearly $73 million to Borussia Dortmund for American soccer player Christian Pulisic. He is seen here in a Champions League match between Dortmund and Atlético Madrid in November. Quality Sport Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Research inspired by soccer headers has led to fresh insights into how the brain weathers hits to the head. Photo illustration by David Madison/Getty Images hide caption

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Bad Vibes: How Hits To The Head Are Transferred To The Brain

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