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Ellis downplays USWNT's short rest ahead of Spain

Two-time World Cup winner Julie Foudy breaks down the USWNT's next opponent, Spain, and the lineup decisions facing U.S. coach Jill Ellis.

REIMS, France -- The United States will need to overcome both Spain and scheduling disadvantages when it plays its first knockout-round game Monday in the FIFA Women's World Cup.

The U.S. was the tournament's most dominant team in winning all three of its games in the group stage. The Americans set a World Cup group-stage record by scoring 18 goals while not allowing any in wins against Thailand, Chile and Sweden. But in addition to being one of only two group winners that plays a second-place finisher...

Pulisic, United States pummel Trinidad as Gold Cup provides platform for recovery

USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter explains how his team went from underperforming in pre-tournament friendlies to scoring ten goals in their first two Gold Cup matches.
USMNT players Aaron Long, Gyasi Zardes and Paul Arriola spoke after their Trinidad and Tobago victory as their eyes are firmly fixed on their next opponent, Panama.

CLEVELAND -- Christian Pulisic couldn't stop smiling.

Given that the U.S. thrashed Trinidad and Tobago 6-0 in its second group-stage match at the Gold Cup, this wouldn't seem to be that unusual. But Pulisic's postgame demeanor usually shifts between stoic, if the team wins, and scowl, if the team loses.

This time, Pulisic was practically buoyant, happy to discuss all manner of topics, though the team's performance pleased him most of all.

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