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Goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori #18 of Japan is unable to save a shot by Carli Lloyd #10 of the United States as Lloyd scores in the first half in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 Final at BC Place Stadium on July 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. (Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images)
Goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori of Japan is unable to save a shot by Carli Lloyd, who scores in the first half in the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final at BC Place Stadium Sunday in Vancouver.(Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images)

Chat with reporter Matt Pentz starting at 2 p.m. before the United States takes on Japan in the Women's World Cup final at 4 p.m. from BC Place Stadium in Vancouver.

Mariners hang on to beat Athletics, 2-1

Coming off consecutive complete-game shutouts, Mariners rookie pitcher Mike Montgomery will look to keep the magic alive on Sunday against the Athletics. Updated

United States’ Michelle Akers (10) battles China’s Yan Jin (8) for posession of the ball during the Women’s World Cup Final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, July 10, 1999. (10) battles China’s Yan Jin (8) for posession of the ball during the Women’s World Cup Final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, July 10, 1999. (AP Photo/Michael Caulfield)

Women’s World Cup final is latest ripple from America’s 1999 soccer splash

As the United States faces Japan on Sunday in Vancouver, B.C., in the Women’s World Cup final, the boom in U.S. women’s soccer can be traced back 16 years. But will the game’s slow, steady growth be enough to ensure the survival of women’s pro soccer in America?