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Women's World Cup Bump — Short-Lived Or Longer?

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U.S. Women's National Team players celebrate with the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy following team's victory Sunday. Maja Hitij/Getty Images hide caption

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Equal Pay For Equal Play; The U.S. Women's Soccer Team Tackles Its Next Quest

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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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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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Alex Morgan, right, celebrates with Lindsey Horan and Megan Rapinoe after scoring her 100th international goal on April 4 in Colorado. The three will represent the U.S. at the Women's World Cup next month in France. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images hide caption

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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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