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Americans dominate Finland
by Paul Kennedy, March 7th, 2011 4:26PM
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[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).



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