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Coach Jill Ellis embraces challenge as US prepares for Chile

PARIS - Jill Ellis expects to get a text from her father John on Sunday, just as she says she does every day.

As a former coach who created soccer programs in places such as Trinidad and Tobago and Singapore, John Ellis' messages are generally short and to the point but always contain the same words of wisdom.

"Enjoy the challenge," his daughter said.

That advice will resonate a little stronger

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