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US women rout Costa Rica 8-0 to begin victory tour

Christen Press scored three goals Sunday to power the United States to an 8-0 exhibition romp over Costa Rica in its first game since winning the Women's World Cup in Canada last month. The game marked the opening of a victory tour by the Americans and was played before a crowd of 44,028 at Heinz Field — the largest to see a soccer game Pittsburgh. Meghan Klingenberg grew up in Pittsburgh and rewarded her hometown fans with a goal. Heather O'Reilly added two goals, with the other scores coming from Julie Johnston and Whitney Engen "I think it was a very professional performance," O'Reilly said. "There were parts in the first half that I thought were...