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Toronto FC shows its strength handing the Galaxy another home defeat

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Julie Ertz scores twice in 8-minute span; U.S. tops New Zealand

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Julie Ertz scored twice in an eight-minute span in the first half, Alex Morgan added a goal in the 79th minute and the United States women beat New Zealand 3-1 on Friday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. ...

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