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
USA opens against Japan at Algarve Cup
February 5th, 2014 12:56PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  japan, women's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[DATEBOOK] The USA will open against Japan two years to the day since its last defeat when it plays the reigning world champions at the 2014 Algarve Cup in Portugal. Tom Sermanni's Americans, unbeaten in their last 40 games since a 1-0 loss to Japan on March 5, 2012, will also face Sweden and Denmark in Group B at the 21st edition of the tournament, which includes the top three ranked women's teams in the world.

The USA opens the competition on March 5 against Japan, then faces Sweden on March 7 and finishes group play against Denmark on March 10. Group A will feature Germany, Norway, Iceland and China. Placement games will be played March 12.

The tournament features the top three teams in the FIFA rankings -- USA, Germany and Japan -- plus Sweden (6th), Norway (8th), Denmark (12th), China (18th) and Iceland (19th).

This year will mark the 19th Algarve Cup for the U.S. women, who have won the tournament a record nine times. Last year, the USA defeated Germany, 2-0, in the championship game as Alex Morgan scored twice.

The 2012 loss to Japan on Megumi Takase's late goal in group play marked the first time in 10 years the Americans missed the championship game.

The USA has a 52-10-9 record all-time at the Algarve Cup.


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. U-18s split two-game series with Germany    
The U.S. under-18 men's national team dropped a 3-2 decision to Germany's U-18s to finish with ...
MLS Trade Central: Friday's deals    
After two disastrous years in England, Brek Shea is back in MLS, signing with expansion club ...
MLS lines up exciting tripleheader for first Sunday    
MLS will open its 2015 season on March 6 when the defending champion LA Galaxy hosts ...
Video Pick: Alex Meier on Fire     
The leading scorer in the Europe's highest scoring league is a player you may not have ...
What They're Saying: Chris Wondolowski    
"I'm not over it. I'm not sure I'll ever get over it. [Pause] I actually think ...
U.S. U-20s win at San Pedro Sula    
San Pedro Sula is no easy place to play as the USA (2-1 loser in the ...
Press and Lloyd combine for all seven in U.S. win    
After a tie and loss in its first two games at the Torneio Internacional da Brasilia, ...
What They're Saying: Juergen Klopp    
"He took a wrong turn at some point. But everything is back to normal now. He ...
TV Report: MLS expansion teams ink local deals    
As expected, New York City FC has entered into a multi-year agreement with YES Network, while ...
Timbers land Wake's Vidovich to run T2    
The Portland Timbers, who dipped into the college ranks to get head coach Caleb Porter, have ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives