Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
U.S. women remain perfect in 2008
March 13th, 2008 6:45AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  women's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[ALGARVE CUP] The USA won the Algarve Cup for the fifth time in the last six years when it beat Denmark, 2-1, in Wednesday's final played in Vila Real de San Antonio.

Abby Wambach scored the winning goal four minutes into the second half to break a 1-1 tie.

Natasha Kai scored on a header off Carli Lloyd's cross in the first half to the Americans the lead, but Denmark equalized on Cathrine Sorensen's volley.

After taking the lead on Wambach's goal set up by Kai, the Americans shut down Denmark to clinch its seventh straight win under new coach Pia Sundhage and win its second tournament of the year.

The title was the sixth overall for the USA at the Algarve Cup, It also won in 2000, '03, '04, '05 and '07.

Next up for the USA is next month's Concacaf Olympic qualifying tournament in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, so the Algarve Cup was an important test.

"It's so important for us to play games," said Sundhage. "We played different players. We stayed with the 4-4-2 formation, but still played different ways both defending and attacking, giving a lot of players many minutes, which was very important for us and I am very happy with the performance."

USA-Denmark Summary:
March 12 in Vila Real de San Antonio
USA 2 Denmark 1. Goals: Kai 14, Wambach 49; Sorensen 30.
USA -- Solo, Cox (Buehler, 72), Markgraf, Rampone, Chalupny, Osborne, Lloyd (Hucles, 34), Tarpley (Woznuk, 77), O'Reilly (Heath, 46), Kai (Rodriguez, 81), Wambach (Cheney, 87).
Denmark -- Johansen, Olsen (Bjerg, 75), Pederson, Orntoft, B.Hansen (L.Hansen, 75), Knudsen, Sorensen, Sand (Hovesen, 75), Rasmussen (Nielsen, 89), Pape (Madsen, 54), Pedersen.
Referee: Tanja Schett (Austria).
Att.: 1,000.

Placement Matches:
March 12
Championship: USA 2, Denmark 1
Third-Place: Norway 2, Germany 0
Fifth-Place: Sweden 3, Italy 0
Seventh-Place: Iceland 3, Finland 0
Ninth-Place: Portugal 1, China 1 (China wins 5-4 in PKs)
11th-Place: Poland 2, Ireland 2 (Poland wins 6-5 in PKs)

Champions:
1994 1. Norway 2. USA 3. Sweden 4. Denmark
1995 1. Sweden 2. Denmark 3. Norway 4. USA
1996 1. Norway 2. Sweden 3. China 4. Denmark
1997 1. Norway 2. China 3. Sweden 4. Denmark
1998 1. Norway 2. Denmark 3. USA 4. Sweden
1999 1. China 2. USA 3. Norway 4. Denmark
2000 1. USA 2. Norway 3. China 4. Sweden
2001 1. Sweden 2. Denmark 3. China 4. Canada
2002 1. China 2. Norway 3. Sweden 4. Germany
2003 1. USA 2. China 3. Norway 4. France
2004 1. USA 2. Norway 3. France 4. Italy
2005 1. USA 2. Germany 3. France 4. Sweden
2006 1. Germany 2. USA 3. Sweden 4. France
2007 1. USA 2. Denmark 3. Sweden 4. France
2007 1. USA 2. Denmark 3. Norway 4. Germany

 

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: Lewy volleys twice for Bayern    
Bayern Munich is the Bundesliga "fall champion" thanks to a 2-1 comeback win over Freiburg on ...
What They're Saying: Joe Greenspan    
"Luckily, the higher ups in the Navy and the government made the decision to say we ...
Orlando City: Kaka has no plans of leaving    
Kaka says offseason reports out of Brazil that he'll leave Orlando City at the end of ...
Canada: Ten MLS players named for Bermuda friendly    
Toronto FC teammates Jonathan Osorio and Tosiant Ricketts lead a Canada squad that includes younger players ...
MLS Expansion: Tuesday is key day for stadium projects    
MLS expansion bidders are rushing to garner support for their stadium plans before the league's Jan. ...
MLS Business: MNUFC hits Target with jersey sponsor    
That famous bulls-eye known to shoppers around the country will be prominently displayed on an MLS ...
What They're Saying: Arsene Wenger    
"Offside is what makes the team be together. It's a big quality of a team sport. ...
MLS Moves: Galaxy uses TAM again on Joao Pedro    
In the space of just a few days, the Galaxy has completely revamped its midfield. After ...
Datebook: MLS preseason schedules    
MLS players will begin returning to their clubs as soon as Saturday. For the day-by-day preseason ...
Video Pick: Coaches make fools of themselves    
Honduras coach Jorge Luis Pinto and his Panama counterpart Bolillo Gomez fail the role-model test when ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives