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U.S. wins Algarve Cup, Canada claims Cyprus Cup title

The U.S. Women’s National Team won its eighth Algarve Cup title with a 4-2, come-from-behind win over Iceland, while the Canadian Women’s National Team knocked off Holland, 2-1 in overtime, to win its third Cyprus Cup in the last four years. Japan and France finished in third place at Algarve and Cyprus, respectively. (more…)


U.S. to face Iceland in Algarve Cup finals, Canada and Holland to play for Cyprus Cup title

The U.S. Women’s National Team had already sealed a place in the Algarve Cup finals, but it came down to the final day of group stage play to find out their opponent. Iceland, No. 17 in the FIFA World Rankings, defeated Denmark, 1-0, Monday afternoon in Portugal to advance to their first-ever Algarve Cup final. Iceland, which also beat China and Sweden in Group B, will play the U.S. Wednesday. Dóra María Lárusdóttir (Valur) scored Iceland’s goal. Meanwhile in Cyprus, Canada beat England, 2-0, Monday and coupled with Holland’s 6-0 win Monday over Switzerland, Canada and Holland will play Wednesday in the Cyprus Cup finals. (more…)

Historic day at both Cyprus Cup and Algarve Cup

Kelly Smith won her 100th cap with England and scored in a 2-0 win over Italy at the Cyprus Cup, while Iceland beat Sweden for the first time ever, shocking the No. 4 FIFA ranked team in the world, 2-1, at the Algarve Cup in Portugal. In other action today at Algarve, the U.S. Women’s National Team beat Japan (2-1), Norway beat Finland (2-1), Denmark beat China (1-0), Portugal beat Wales (3-1), and Romania beat Chile (2-0). In Cyprus, Canada, France, South Korea, and the Netherlands won, while Russia and Mexico played to a scoreless draw. (more…)

Alyssa Naeher talks Algarve Cup: “I like the team’s chances”

Alyssa Naeher is in Portugal at her first Algarve Cup (ISI Photos)

Alyssa Naeher’s been on the big stage before. The 22-year-old Boston Breakers keeper won the Golden Glove for the world champion U-20 Women’s National Team at the 2008 Women’s World Cup. Now, Naeher has taken her game to another level. She’s currently in Portugal at her first Algarve Cup with the full U.S. Women’s National Team. (more…)

More countries release their rosters for Algarve Cup

A number of teams that are competing in the Algarve Cup in Portugal have announced their rosters. The U.S. roster was released last week, while Sweden and Finland both unveiled their rosters Tuesday. Other teams that have their rosters set include Norway, Denmark, Portugal, and Wales. Romanian club Cluj announced that nearly its entire starting 11 will play for Romania in Portugal. (more…)

U.S. Women’s National Team Algarve Cup Roster announced

Pia Sundhage has named a 24-player preliminary roster for the upcoming Algarve Cup in Portugal. Sundhage took 32 players to Florida to train from Feb. 3-9. She selected 24 players to bring to Portugal to compete against Japan (March 2), Finland (March 4), and Norway (March 7) in group play. The Algarve Cup runs from March 2-9. (more…)