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U.S. Women Get Extra Bonus
U.S. Women's World Cup Team
Julie Foudy holds the championship trophy aloft as she, Mia Hamm and assistant coach Lauren Gregg, right, circle raucous Rose Bowl after win. (Rich Lipski - The Post)

The U.S. women's team basked in the glory of their penalty-kick shootout victory over China and learned that it would receive an unexpected bonus for winning the title.

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U.S. Women Win World Cup
Brandi Chastain buried a penalty kick in the fifth round to give the United States a victory over China and its second Women's World Cup title at the Rose Bowl, sending a sellout crowd of 90,185 into delirium.

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Cup Fans Are Small in Stature, Large in Numbers
Sally Neilson
(Beth A. Keiser - Associated Press)
Women's World Cup fans – many of them young girls, like Salt Lake City's Sally Neilson (pictured) – are coming out to matches in droves, validating the gamble that organizers took several years ago when they rescheduled matches at larger, more prominent stadiums across the United States.

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