Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Americans dominate Finland
by Paul Kennedy, March 7th, 2011 4:26PM

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 Krieger and 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: Laura Bassett    
"I couldn't breathe, my heart was out of my chest, and I wanted the ground to ...
MLS: This weekend ...    
The Seattle Sounders ended their three-game losing streak when they beat MLS Supporters' Shield leader D.C. ...
Three takeaways from USA-Guatemala    
The USA tuned up for the Gold Cup with a 4-0 win over Guatemala Friday night ...
Scouting Report: USA and Japan go for a third time    
The first rematch of a final in Women's World Cup history is set for Sunday when ...
USA-Guatemala International Friendly Player Ratings    
Four years ago, the USA completed its Gold Cup preparations by beating Guatemala, 6-0, in San ...
What They're Saying: Abby Wambach    
"It's nerve-wracking. It's brutal. And I'm not saying this because I'm sitting on the bench and ...
Women's World Cup watch parties set for Sunday    
U.S. Soccer will host a viewing party for Sunday's Women's World Cup final between the USA ...
Olivia the parrot picks Japan over USA    
Olivia, a 10-year-old African gray parrot, is predicting Japan over the USA in the Women's World ...
ICYMI | MLS: Report: New DP procedures formulated    
Allocation money could become even more valuable under new policies adopted by MLS. One of the ...
Reader's Note: Watch for Special July 4th Edition    
Soccer America will publish Soccer America Daily on Saturday as it previews Sunday's Women's World Cup ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives