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U.S. WOMEN REUNITE, ROUT IRELAND

There was no world championship at stake. The stadium was only half-full. None of the players took off her shirt.

Still, it was a successful reunion for the U.S. women's soccer team on Saturday when the players got together for the first time since their World Cup victory and beat Ireland, 5-0.

Tiffeny Milbrett had two goals and an assist for the United States, which shook off the rust of a well-earned rest to begin its tuneup for the Sydney Olympics. Julie Foudy, Joy Fawcett and Kristine Lilly also scored for the Americans.

A crowd of 30,564, many of them young girls in Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain jerseys, half filled Foxboro Stadium.

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