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  1. Goalkeeper Hope Solo #1 of United States makes a save in the first half against Australia during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Group D match at Winnipeg Stadium on June 8, 2015 in Winnipeg, Canada.

    U.S. Tops Australia 3-1 in Shaky World Cup Start

    The No. 2-ranked Yanks needed a bit of Hope … Solo. The 33-year-old goalkeeper made two giant saves to keep opening-game butterflies and an early onslaught by the 10th-ranked Aussies in check. An hour into the game, forward Christen Press finally broke a long-running 1-1 deadlock, and midfielder Megan Rapinoe scored her second goal to seal the deal. A draw between Nigeria and Sweden puts the U.S. at the top of the Group of Death, so despite the jittery opener, hope remains.

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