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Wambach pair leads USA past Norway
by Paul Kennedy, February 26th, 2010 6:28PM
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[ALGARVE CUP]Abby Wambach's goal in stoppage time, her second of the game, gave the U.S. women’s national team a 2-1 victory against Norway for its second straight win at the 2010 Algarve Cup.

The USA will face Sweden on Monday in Ferreiras with a berth in the championship game at stake. The Americans need a win or tie over Sweden, which trounced Iceland, 5-1, in the other Group B match and is second behind the USA with four points. The USA, which is aiming to make its eighth consecutive appearance in an Algarve Cup title game, has six points.

Lauren Cheneywas instrumental in the winning goal, first breaking through for a shot well-saved by 6-foot-2 Norwegian goalkeeper Christine Nilsen and then firing a rebound off a Norwegian defender for a throw-in.

Cheney took Heather O’Reilly's throw-in and then lofted a short cross to Wambach at the far post, where the 5-foot-11 Wambach lunged between two defenders and caught the ball with the toes of her left foot, knocking it into the left side of the net for her 103rd international goal.

Early in the game, Lori Lindsey, who played well off the bench two days ago, started at left midfield, set up Wambach for the first goal with a similar through ball to the one that set up Cheney's goal in the 2-0 win over Norway on Wednesday.

Cheney, who caused problems for Norway all game long, had a chance to make it 2-0 early in the second half but her blast clanged off the right post.

Norwegian subs combined for the tying goal in the 61st minute when Leni Larsen Kaurin served a perfect cross inside the six-yard box, whereIsabel Herlovsen flicked a header past U.S. goalie Nicole Barnhart.

Feb. 26 in Vila Real de San Antonio
USA 2 Norway 1.Goals: Wambach 13, 90; Herlovsen 63.
USA --Barnhart, Mitts, Buehler, Cox, Schnur (Whitehill, 46), O’Reilly, Boxx (Averbuch, 64), Lloyd, Lindsey (Rodriguez, 77), Cheney, Wambach  
Norway --Nilsen, Akerhaugen, Christensen, Woods (Gulbrandsen, 61), Gardsjord, Mjelde, Klaveness, Knutsen Mienna (Larsen Kaurin, 61), Storlokken (Stensland, 61); Thorsnes (Herlovsen, 61), Mykjaland (Wiik, 75)



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