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New Faces, Same Result: U.S. Rolls Again at World Cup

Alessandra Tarantino/Associated Press

PARIS — One got the feeling watching the Women’s World Cup match on Sunday night that the reserves for the United States women’s soccer team could branch off from their compatriots, form their own sovereign country with its own national team, and make a credible run for the trophy at this summer’s tournament.

That’s how deep the Americans’ well of talent looked at the Parc des Princes in the team’s second match of the group stage, how thoroughly dominant and at ease the players were over the course of their 3-0 victory over Chile, all while several of their more high-profile teammates watched from the bench.