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Associated Press

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 6 at 7:31 AM

It's been 11 years since Canada beat the United States in women's soccer, and the Canadians know it. They're 0-22-4 in the last 26 matches, and will get another crack at the mighty Americans on Monday in Manchester.

The Canadians have only three victories in their history against the United States, and coach John Herdman thinks the one-sided rivalry is in his players' heads.

"They know there's something there. There's a little fear there that we've not done it for a while," Herdman says.

A win over the U.S. would guarantee Canada its first top-three finish at an Olympics or World Cup. It would also be the country's first Summer Games team medal since 1936.

— Joseph White — Twitter http:www.twitter.com/JGWhiteAP

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