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U.S. opens women's world cup with win

An auspicious start for the U.S. team, but there is a long way to go.

Women's World Cup slideshow.

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Lauren Cheney (white jersey) of USA scores the opening goal against goalkeeper Hong Myong Hui (L) of North Korea the Group C match USA against North Korea of FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament at the Rudolf Harbig Stadium in Dresden, Germany, June 28.



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Lauren Cheney the U.S. (C) celebrates her goal with team mate Carli Lloyd (L) as Paek Sol-Hui of North Korea (R) looks on during their Women's World Cup Group C soccer match in Dresden June 28.

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United States' Rachel Buehler, left, scores her side's 2nd goal past North Korea's Kim Su Gyong during the group C match between the United States and North Korea at the Women's Soccer World Cup in Dresden, Germany, Tuesday, June 28.

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North Korea's midfielder Jo Yun Mi (L) and USA's midfielder Carli Lloyd vie for the ball during the football match of the FIFA women's football World Cup USA vs Korea PRK (group C) at Dresden's Gluecksgas stadium, eastern Germany, on June 28. USA won the match 2-0.

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Supporters of the U.S. cheer their team before the Women's World Cup Group C soccer match against North Korea in Dresden June 28.

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North Korea's Jo Yun Mi, Jong Pok Sim, Ri Un Hyang and Kim Un Ju leave the pitch after losing 0-2 during the group C match between the United States and North Korea at the Women's Soccer World Cup in Dresden, Germany, Tuesday, June 28.