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Crystal Dunn (left) celebrates with Alex Morgan after Morgan scored during a friendly match against Japan last year. The World Cup champion team and the U.S. Soccer Federation have settled on a wage deal, ratifying a contract that runs through 2021. Jason Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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United States midfielder Carli Lloyd (center) moves the ball upfield against England during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup match on March 4 in Harrison, N.J. England won the match, 1-0. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo prepares to kick the ball during the Olympic quarterfinals Aug. 12 against Sweden in Brasilia, Brazil. After the Americans lost the match on penalty kicks, Solo described the Swedes as cowards. On Wednesday, U.S. soccer suspended her for those remarks. Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Carli Lloyd (left) and Megan Rapinoe are two of the five star players who filed a wage complaint against U.S. Soccer. The players say that the whole team supports their case, which accuses the national federation of paying male players far more money. Maddie Meyer - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images hide caption

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To the delight of American fans, Carli Lloyd of the United States scored a hat trick in the first 15 minutes of the FIFA Women's World Cup Final against Japan on Sunday. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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American Outlaws, seen on the big screen, cheer for the U.S. women's national team more than half an hour before kickoff during a match with Mexico on May 17. Shereen Marisol Meraji/NPR hide caption

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For Women's World Cup, U.S. Soccer Fans Kick It Up A Notch

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United States' Abby Wambach fights for the ball with Brazil's Bruna Benites during a final match of the International Women's Football Tournament in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday. The game ended in a draw, giving Brazil the tournament victory. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team left its CONCACAF tournament competition in the dust. The team didn't give up a single goal all tournament. Abby Wambach, shown controlling the ball in the second half of the U.S. 6-0 win over Costa Rica in the finals, scored seven of the U.S. team's 21 goals. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images hide caption

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Power In Reserve: Strikers Alex Morgan (second from left) and Lauren Cheney have added firepower to the U.S. lineup, while midfielder Megan Rapinoe has adjusted to coming in off the bench to energize the American attack — and set up goals for Abby Wambach. Odd Andersen/AFP/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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