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SportsPulse: The USWNT faced their first real adversity of the tournament and survived. Nancy Armour explains why that’s exactly what they needed to prepare for a huge quarterfinal matchup against France. USA TODAY

REIMS, France — The U.S. women will have Spain to thank if they win their fourth World Cup trophy. 

After breezing through the group stage, the Americans were finally tested – really tested – in a 2-1 win Monday that showed them what shortcomings they’ll need to address if they’re going to reach the July 7 final.

Forget the final. The U.S. is going to have to sharpen up before if they hope to keep playing. 

“Honestly it’s a big character builder for

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