Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
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
Morgan hat trick powers USA to third
by Paul Kennedy, March 7th, 2012 5:06PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  germany, japan, sweden, women's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[ALGARVE CUP] Alex Morgan scored the first hat trick of her career to lead the USA to a 4-0 win over Sweden in the third-place game at the Algarve Cup. It snaps a three-game winless streak against Sweden. Germany, which didn't qualify for the London Olympics, beat Women's World Cup champion Japan, 4-3, for the Algarve Cup title in a wild final.

Abby Wambach added one goal, the 134th in a U.S. uniform.

"I am very happy about the four goals we scored and the way we played at times and the way we created chances," said U.S. coach Pia Sundhage. "Abby's goal is very important because we should do well on set pieces and Alex Morgan, she can create chances from nothing sometimes."

The USA will next return to action with two matches in Japan: April 1 against Japan in Sendai (TV: ESPN2, ESPN, 6:30 a.m. ET) and April 3 against Brazil (TV: ESPN2, ESPN, 7 a.m. ET).

In the Germany-Japan final, the Germans converted a penalty kick in the 89th minute to go ahead 3-2. Japan equalized a minute later and then the Germans scored in stoppage time to win its second Algarve Cup title.

THIRD-PLACE GAME
March 7 in Parchal
USA 4 Sweden 0. Goals: Morgan 4, 33, 72; Wambach 36.
USA -- Barnhart, LePeilbet, Rampone, Buehler, O'Hara, O'Reilly (Rapinoe, 71), Boxx, Lloyd (Cheney, 71), Heath (Rodriguez, 56), Morgan, Wambach (Leroux, 82).
Sweden -- Lindahl, Rohlin, Segerstrom (Sembrant, 46), Thunebro, Berglund (Hammastroem, 85), Seger,  Goeransson (Jakobsson, 63), Almgren (Fischer, 46), Sjoegran (Moberg, 88), Dahlkvist, Schelin (Landstrom, 69).



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Gallardo shines as U.S. U-17s rout Cuba     
Joe Gallardo, who suffered a broken shinbone last August, scored a hat trick as the USA ...
Garber: 'Nobody's looking for a work stoppage'    
Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston on Friday, MLS commissioner Don Garber ...
What They're Saying: Univision's Juan Carlos Rodriguez    
"If the rights are already fixed, there's little incentive to FIFA to award 2026 to the ...
2015 MLS Preseason Action    
The MLS preseason wraps up on Saturday with 18 of 20 teams in action, all but ...
MLS issues record fine to owner Dell Loy Hansen    
One MLS owner, Real Salt Salt's Dell Loy Hansen, has not been shy about expressing his ...
id2 tour kicks off Monday in Argentina    
The id2 National Selection will kick off its tour of Argentina with the first of four ...
Concacaf Under-17 Championship television schedule    
The USA kicks off play in the Concacaf Under-17 Championship Friday against Cuba in San Pedro ...
USA enjoys long history of U-17 regional success    
The U.S. U-17s will get a chance at the 2015 Concacaf Under-17 Championship to avenge the ...
D.C. United sadly outclassed in Costa Rica    
Alajuelense jumped on top early and pounded D.C. United, 5-2, in the first leg of their ...
What They're Saying: Luis Suarez    
"I do not understand why they [the English media] want to do this. They want to ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives