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
Americans dominate Finland
by Paul Kennedy, March 7th, 2011 4:26PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  women's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[ALGARVE CUP]Already assured of a berth in the Algarve Cup championship game, the USA closed out group play with a 4-0 win over Finland on Monday. The Americans, who two goals from Alex Morgan and one each from Shannon Boxx and Carli Lloyd, enjoyed total domination, finishing with a 24-1 edge in shots.

In Wednesday's final, the USA will face surprise Iceland, making its first appearance in the championship game.

The Americans, who will be playing for the tournament championship for the ninth consecutive year, scored twice in the first 13 minutes on goals by Boxx, who jumped over a defender to powerfully head home from just outside the six yard box, and Lloyd, who drilled a shot on a line into the left corner from 16 yards out.
 
Seconds before the halftime whistle, the sprinting Morgan ran on to a pass from right back Ali Kriegerand lifted the ball into the left corner with her left foot past Finnish goalkeeper Minna Meriluoto.

Morgan got her second goal of the game in the 54th minute when she scored on a rebound of her own shot.

March 7 in Quarteira
USA 4 Finland 0.Goals: Boxx 8, Lloyd 13, Morgan 45, 54.
USA --Barnhart, Krieger (Engen, 59), Rampone (Sauerbrunn, 46), Buehler, Cox, O’Reilly (O’Hara, 46), Boxx (Lindsey, 46), Lloyd, Heath, Morgan (Tarpley, 70), Cheney (Wambach, 46).
Finland --Meriluoto, Vaelma, Hyyrynen, Syrojala, Lehtinen (Saari, 46), Kukkonen,  Nordlund, Sainio (Puranen, 70), Kalmari (Tolvanen, 63), Sallstrom, Sjolund.
Referee: Jacqui Melksham (Australia).



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati    
"Our base-line [for average attendance] was 30,000; 35,000 would've been great, and 40,000 beyond our wildest ...
What They're Saying: Investment banker Keith Harris    
"It was a shock result. There are four players that we can reflect on and the ...
What They're Saying: Megan Rapinoe    
"Gay bars are so important for me and my community. That could have been me. That ...
What They're Saying: Gudmundur Benediktsson    
"It's been quite strange and actually hectic because the phone hasn't stopped ringing. But I'm really ...
MLS: Top fives in Fan XI voting remain steady    
The MLS All-Star Game will be played July 28 in San Jose and every few days ...
MLS Countdown: Rivals wrap up season series early    
The MLS campaign has yet to reach its midpoint yet already teams are facing each other ...
USA-Colombia: Lots at stake in third-place game    
The USA must quickly get back in the saddle after its disastrous semifinal against Argentina when ...
U.S. women: Crunch time to get down to 18    
U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis has recalled injured stars Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe, ...
Video Pick: 90 seconds of Messi Magic    
The folks at Fox Soccer created a 90-second montage of Lionel Messi's best touches in Argentina's ...
NASL: Kranjcar leaves Cosmos for Rangers    
Croatian midfielder Niko Kranjcar, who played seven NASL spring season games after joining the New York ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives