U.S.-Sweden Women’s Soccer Match Brews Drama On Field And Off05:13
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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. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Tonight the U.S. women’s soccer team needs a win against Sweden, not only for its standing in the Women’s World Cup, but also for its pride. Sweden’s coach recently trash-talked the U.S. team, which she used to coach, in The New York Times.

NPR’s Shereen Marisol Meraji is in Canada watching the tournament and joins Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd from Winnipeg to discuss the drama of tonight’s match.

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This segment aired on June 12, 2015.

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