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Boston College, UCLA benefitting from DiMartino sisters' backyard ball

Originally Published: October 5, 2007
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- The streets of Sao Paulo and the beaches of Copacabana spawned a new generation of women's soccer players whose technical skill and artistic showmanship helped Brazil dispatch the United States in the recent Women's World Cup.

An American answer might depend on places like the backyard of the DiMartino family home in Massapequa, N.Y., a Long Island suburb of New York City.

Products of an athletic upbringing in which playing the game took precedence over fitting ...

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