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Posted at 03:45 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Dumfries’ Ali Krieger nets World Cup game-winner

Ali Krieger was the 2003 All-Met Player of the Year from Prince William’s Forest Park High School. On Sunday, she scored the winning penalty kick goal in the women’s World Cup game against Brazil. (Jamie Sabau - GETTY IMAGES)
If you missed Sunday’s U.S.-Brazil women’s World Cup soccer match, you missed a crazy good game. The U.S. scored way late in extra time to force a penalty kick showdown, and Dumfries’s own Ali Krieger, from Forest Park High School, slammed home the winning PK to give the Yanks the victory.

Here’s a great piece that The Post’s Steve Goff wrote on Krieger last month, recounting her incredible journey from Prince William County to Penn State University to near fatal health problems to the World Cup pitch in Germany.

And here is a very fine video of Krieger talking about playing soccer in Northern Virginia, with some footage of her playing at RFK Stadium as a little girl, clearly already dominating the bigger girls.

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