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Women's World Cup: US can't afford a letdown against surging England

LYON, France - Christen Press has a theory as to why the U.S. women's national team has been so successful.

"The team rises to the occasion," she said Monday. "Throughout the history - watching the team, being on the team, playing for the team - we've done a great job at flipping pressure and making it inspiration, making it motivation.

"When the stakes are the highest, when the games and the tournaments are the biggest, you have to find another level in yourself to win. And if you don't find it, you don't

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