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Brazilian Pretinha scored the lone goal on a penalty kick to lead the Freedom to an opening day victory. Nick Wass/Allsport
WUSA's foreign players star in opening matches
Be careful what you wish for. The stars of the United States' 1999 World Cup championship can't do it all by themselves; the Women's United Soccer Association will need other players to emerge and share the spotlight. This was a common refrain heading into WUSA's inaugural season, coming even from the World Cup stars themselves. Mission accomplished. After two weeks and four matches, none of the league's four goals were scored by Americans. The U.S. stars have been greatly outshined in both of the league's first two nationally televised matches on TNT.
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WUSA Team-by-Team Capsules
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Defense won out on opening day in a scoreless draw for Atlanta and New York.
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