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Engen, Dunn, exemplify depth of US women's soccer team

Whitney Engen went to the Women's World Cup last year but didn't play in a single match. A year later at the Olympics, the 28-year-old American got her chance on a big stage.

Engen was in the starting lineup for the 1-0 victory over France on Saturday night. While most of the attention was on United States goalkeeper Hope Solo, who made her 200th international appearance, Engen was steady at center back.

"Anytime you get the opportunity to put on our jersey and represent the United States is a tremendous honor. Obviously, the Olympics adds to that," Engen said. "I was happy to get some minutes and get my feet wet in an international tournament."

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