Nearly a century ago, Sgt. William Shemin raced across a World War I battlefield three times to pull wounded comrades to safety. With all the senior leaders of the platoon wounded or killed, the 19-year-old survived a bullet to the head and led his unit to safety.
The U.S. women had already secured a trip to next year's World Cup in Canada with a victory over Mexico in the semifinals of the eight-team, four-city tournament.
Jake Peavy — who no-hit the Nationals through the first four innings and left after 5 2/3 innings pitched having allowed no runs on two hits and three walks — is not supposed to be better than Stephen Strasburg at this stage in their respective careers.