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All aboard! Epic victory over Brazil sends fans flocking to US bandwagon at World Cup
DUSSELDORF, Germany (AP) ' From Hollywood to Hoboken, N.J., America is hooked on the U.S. women's soccer team.
Their epic victory over Brazil at the Women's World Cup on Sunday drew the best TV ratings in 12 years, won them the admiration of fellow athletes and celebrities, and has fans flocking to jump on their bandwagon. Like Mia, Brandi and Foudy before them, Hope, Abby and the rest of the Americans are getting a rare turn in the spotlight that could produce another watershed moment in the U.S. game.
Now the trick is to keep it going.
The Americans play France in the semifinals Wednesday night. Win, and they'll face either Japan or Sweden in Sunday's final with a chance to become the first team to capture three Women's World Cup titles.