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USA-Costa Rica Takeaways: USA doesn't mess around
| The USA isn't going to mess around with Olympic women's qualifying. It wasn't the 14-0 rout of its opener against the Dominican Republic four years ago, but the 5-0 win over Costa Rica was impressive
enough: the opening goal, by Alex Morgan, came after 12 seconds, and three goals were scored in the first 15 minutes. |
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|WHAT THEY'RE SAYING|
|"It's awesome having Brandi. Someone who has been that caliber of a player, that has been in a World Cup, it's just really cool to have her mentor you and give you her little insights and tips on
things you can do -- small things that can propel your game to the never level." |
-- Marte Formico, a defender on Northern California's Bellarmine Prep's high school boys team
on former U.S. women's national team star Brandi Chastain being the team's assistant coach. (San Jose Mercury News)