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No. 1 USA takes on No. 2 Germany
March 13th, 2013 1:06AM

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[ALGARVE CUP] No. 1 USA puts its unbeaten record in meetings of FIFA-ranked No. 1 and No. 2 teams on the line Wednesday when it faces No. 2 Germany in the final of the 2013 Algarve Cup in Portugal (TV: pay-per-view, 1 p.m. ET). The Americans have played 10 matches that pitted No. 1 against No. 2 -- the last nine times against Germany -- and gone 6-0-4.

The USA moved into the Algarve Cup final with a 1-1 tie with Sweden on Monday, while Germany closed out group play with a 0-0 tie against Denmark.

Germany is preparing for the 2013 European Women's Championship in Sweden. It is led by Dzsenifer Marozsan, who was the Golden Ball winner as the best player of the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Several German stars, including Fatmire Bajramaj, Simone Laudehr and Annike Krahn, are injured and did not travel to the Algarve Cup.

The USA is 17-4-6 against Germany. The last two games on the USA’s post-Olympics Fan Tribute Tour ended in draws, 1-1 in Bridgeview, Ill., and 2-2 in East Hartford, Conn.

U.S. Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2):
18-Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), 24-Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit)
DEFENDERS (7):
19-Rachel Buehler (Portland Thorns FC), 6-Crystal Dunn (UNC), 14-Whitney Engen (Liverpool, England), 11-Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), 5-Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), 3-Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (6):
16-Yael Averbuch (FC Gothenburg, Sweden), 7-Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), 17-Tobin Heath (Paris SG, France), 8-Kristie Mewis (FC Kansas City), 9-Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Lyon, France)
FORWARDS (5):
22-Lindsey Horan (Paris SG, France), 2-Sydney Leroux (Boston Breakers), 13-Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), 23-Christen Press (Tyresö, Sweden), 20-Abby Wambach (Western New York Flash)

Germany Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Nadine Angerer (FFC Frankfurt), 12-Almuth Schult (Bad Neuenahr), 21-Laura Benkarth (Freiburg)
DEFENDERS (7): 3-Saskia Bartusiak (FFC Frankfurt), 4-Babett Peter (FFC Frankfurt), 22-Luisa Wensing (Wolfsburg), 23-Josephine Henning (Wolfsburg), 25-Leonie Maier (Bad Neuenahr), 27-Jennifer Cramer (Turbine Potsdam), 29-Isabel Kerschowoski (Bayer Leverkusen)
MIDFIELDERS (8): 7-Melanie Behringer (FFC Frankfurt), 8-Kim Kulig (FFC Frankfurt), 10-Linda Bresonik (Paris SG, France), 15-Verena Faisst (Wolfsburg), 17-Viola Odebrecht (Wolfsburg), 18-Svenja Huth (FFC Frankfurt), 20-Lena Goessling (Wolfsburg), 26-Nadine Kessler (Wolfsburg).
FORWARDS (5): 9-Alexandra Popp (Wolfsburg), 11-Anja Mittag (Malmo, Sweden), 13-Celia Okoyino da Mbabi (Bad Neuenahr), 14-Dzsenifer Marozsan (FFC Frankfurt), 24-Lena Lotzen (Bayern Munich).



1 comment
  1. feliks fuksman
    commented on: March 13, 2013 at 6:36 a.m.
    How come the game is not on a regular channel?? Go USA!


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