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Morgan, Rapinoe lift US soccer past South Korea 3-1

Alex Morgan and Julie Ertz prolonged their recent scoring binges for the United States, while Megan Rapinoe showcased her knack for exposing weaknesses in even the most technically sound defenses.

Morgan scored in a fourth straight game, Ertz scored for the fourth time in five games and the U.S. beat South Korea 3-1 on Thursday night.

Rapinoe added her 34th international goal on a penalty kick that she drew. She earned her 42nd assist on a corner kick that Ertz redirected with a diving header.

"That's what she does," U.S. coach Jill Ellis said about Rapinoe, who controlled the tempo of the friendly with ambitious, accurate passes from her position on the...

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