U.S. women beat Ireland to sweep series

September 20, 2008
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Defenders Lori Chalupny and Kate Markgraf scored goals to help the Olympic champion U.S. women's soccer team beat Ireland 2-0 on Saturday night, the Americans' third straight shutout victory in the three-game series.

"We really came together as a team at the Olympics," midfielder Lindsay Tarpley said. "Now we had a chance to show our fans how we play. We win games as a team."

Chalupny opened the scoring in the 19th minute. Lindsay Tarpley found Chalupny ...

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