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Jeff Van Gundy

World Cup shines spotlight on women's pro league

It has been a week since Team USA riveted the nation with its exciting Women's World Cup victory over Japan, and already the National Women's Soccer League is reaping the rewards. The team that appears to be getting the biggest boost is the Houston Dash, which features tournament MVP Carli Lloyd, and fellow U.S. starters Meghan Klingenberg and Morgan Brian. Lloyd scored three goals in a span of 13 minutes in the championship match, and fans in Houston are coming out in big numbers to welcome her back. As of Thursday morning, more than 10,000 tickets had been sold for Sunday's Dash home match against the Chicago Red Stars. The crowd is expected to reach 14,000. The Dash...