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U.S. WNT Finishes Algarve Cup Group Stage Against Sweden


U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Sweden – Algarve Cup
Municipal Stadium; Lagos, Portugal
March 11, 2013

U.S. WNT NEEDS WIN OR DRAW VS. SWEDEN TO ADVANCE TO ALGARVE CUP TITLE GAME: The U.S. Women’s National Team faces Sweden on Monday, March 11, to cap off Group B play at the 2013 Algarve Cup at Municipal Stadium in Lagos, Portugal. The match, which is available to watch on TV or online via Pay-Per-View, will kick off at 11 a.m. ET, and the U.S. WNT can advance to the tournament’s championship match with either a victory or a draw against Sweden. The USA leads Group B with six points, two ahead of Sweden, who can earn a berth in the championship game only with a victory. It will be the first meeting between the USA and Sweden since former U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage took over her native country. All the placement matches will take place on Wed., March 13.

20th Annual Algarve Cup
The Algarve, Portugal
Group A
Germany, Norway, Japan, Denmark

Group B
USA, Sweden, Iceland, China PR

Group C
Portugal, Hungary, Wales, Mexico

20th Annual Algarve Cup Group B Standings and Schedule

Team

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Points

United States

2

0

0

8

0

+8

6

Sweden

1

0

1

7

2

+5

4

China PR

0

1

1

1

6

-5

1

Iceland

0

2

0

1

9

-8

0

March 6
United States 3, Iceland 0
Sweden 1, China PR 1

March 8
United States 5, China PR
Sweden 6, Iceland 1

March 11
United States vs. Sweden
China PR vs. Iceland

GROUP A RECAP: Norway played Denmark to a scoreless draw on Friday at Stadium Bela Vista in Parchal. Norway is 1-0-1 in the tournament with four points and a plus-2 goal differential. The draw leaves three teams in the hunt for a spot in the title game as Germany edged Japan 2-1 in the other Group A match. Verena Faibt and Dzsenifer Marozsan each scored a goal for Germany (1-0-1, four points, plus-1 goal differential). The winner of Monday’s match between Germany and Norway will win the group and earn a berth in the title match. Norway, with their better goal difference, would advance with a draw as well. However, should Germany and Norway tie, Denmark could shoot up to the top of the standings with a three-goal victory against Japan. Denmark has yet to score or concede in the tournament, earning 0-0 draws with both Germany and Norway.

GROUP B RECAP: Despite 10 starting lineup changes from the first match, the U.S. did not miss a beat en route to a 5-0 victory against China PR on Friday, March 8, to improve to 2-0-0 atop the Group B standings. Defenders Ali Krieger and Whitney Engen each scored their first international goals, Christen Press scored her fourth goal in as many games in 2013, and Sydney Leroux and Megan Rapinoe each added a goal. Press became the fifth WNT player to score at least four goals in her first four games. In the other Group B match, Sweden rolled to a 6-1 victory against Iceland. The six goals were a tournament high through the first two rounds of group play. Kosovari Asllani, a member of Women’s Professional Soccer’s Chicago Red Stars in 2010, scored two goals to lead the way and Sara Thunebro’s 14th-minute tally proved to be the game-winner as Sweden built a six-goal cushion. Iceland’s Holmfridur Magnusdottir got her team on the board in the 86th minute. The USA is already guaranteed to finish in first and second place in the group and Sweden is all but guaranteed, so the China-Iceland match will be for third and fourth.

GROUP C RECAP: The Group C race could not be any tighter with all four teams tied with three points heading into the final day of the group stage. On Friday, Hungary’s Fanny Vago scored twice, including a late penalty kick, to lead her side to a 2-0 victory against Portugal. Wales blanked Mexico 1-0 in the other Group C match as Jessica Fishlock scored the game’s lone goal in the 12th minute. Based on goal differential, Hungary is atop the standings at plus-1 and three points. A victory against Wales on Monday would help Hungary’s cause, but a lopsided victory from either team in the Mexico-Portugal match keeps every team in the hunt for the group title.

For a full listing of the 2013 Algarve Cup tournament schedule and results, go to the tournament page on ussoccer.com.

ALGARVE CUP TELEVISED IN THE USA FOR FIRST TIME: The Algarve Cup takes place primarily at small stadiums throughout the southern region of Portugal, but for the first time the U.S. WNT games are being broadcast on television in the United States. The Algarve Cup is being distributed by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, Avail-TVN, DIRECTV and DISH for a suggested retail price of $14.95 per match. Additional same day replays will be available. Check with your Pay-Per-View provider for replay times. Fans can visit Integratedsportsnet.com for updates on TV coverage. Fans can also watch the matches online via Pay-Per-View. For web-streaming information go to http://www.ustream.tv/integratedsportsppv.  The U.S. matches can also be followed via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

ALGARVE CUP FORMAT: Since the expansion to 12 teams 12 years ago, the Algarve Cup format has been as follows: The winners of Groups A and B will compete for the Algarve Cup championship, this year to take place on Wednesday, March 13. The two second-place finishers in Groups A and B will play for third place while the third-place finishers in each group will play for fifth. The Group C teams will be competing for a chance to play for spots seven through 12 as the winner of Group C will play the best fourth-place team from Groups A or B for seventh place. The second-place team in Group C will play the worst fourth-place team from Groups A or B for ninth place, and the third- and fourth-place finishers in Group C will play each other for 11th place. There are provisions in the regulations this year for an adjustment to the format for placement games if the teams that finished third in both groups are playing each other in the group phase of this summer’s European championships.

ALGARVE CUP STARTS STRETCH OF SEVEN AWAY MATCHES FOR U.S. WOMEN: The Algarve Cup begins a stretch of seven consecutive road matches for the U.S. Women, six in Europe and one in Toronto, Canada, in June.

FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD PLAYER OF THE YEAR WAMBACH #CHASINGMIA: U.S. WNT forward Abby Wambach was named the 2012 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year at the 2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or gala in Zurich, Switzerland, in early January and all eyes will be on her as she inches closer to the world goal scoring record. Wambach is currently sitting on 154 career goals after scoring against Iceland on March 6 in the USA’s Algarve Cup opener and is now only four behind the legendary Mia Hamm, the 2001 and 2002 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year, who had 158 career international scores from 1987-2004. ussoccer.com will provide coverage of Wambach’s climb to the record and you can join the chase by using the hashtag #ChasingMia.

2013 U.S. WNT Schedule

Date

Opponent

Result/Time (ET)

U.S. Goal scorers/TV

Venue

Feb. 9

Scotland

4-1 W

Press (2), Boxx, Leroux

EverBank Field; Jacksonville, Fla.

Feb. 13

Scotland

3-1 W

Rapinoe, Wambach, Press

LP Field; Nashville, Tenn.

March 6*

Iceland

3-0 W

Buehler, Boxx, Wambach

Albufeira; Portugal

March 8*

China PR

5-0 W

Leroux, Krieger, Rapinoe, Press, Engen

Albufeira; Portugal

March 11*

Sweden

11 a.m. ET

PPV

Lagos; Portugal

March 13*

TBD

TBD

PPV

TBD; Portugal

April 5

Germany

TBD

TBD

Offenbach; Germany

April 9

Netherlands

1 p.m. ET

TBD

The Hague; Netherlands

June 2

Canada

4:30 p.m. ET

ESPNews

Toronto; Canada

* Algarve Cup

U.S. Women’s National Team
2013 Algarve Cup Roster by Position – DETAILED 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 (7): 16-Yael Averbuch (Göteborg, Sweden), 7-Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), 17-Tobin Heath (PSG, France), 10-Carli Lloyd (Western New York Flash), 8-Kristie Mewis (FC Kansas City), 9-Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Lyon, France)
FORWARDS (5): 22-Lindsey Horan (PSG, France), 2-Sydney Leroux (Boston Breakers), 13-Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), 23-Christen Press (Tyresö, Sweden), 20-Abby Wambach (Western New York Flash) 

U.S. ROSTER BREAKDOWN: The USA came to the 2013 Algarve Cup with a 23-player roster, but is down to 21 after goalkeeper Jill Loyden broke her hand and Lauren Cheney returned to the USA due to a family matter. U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni now has two goalkeepers, seven defenders, seven midfielders and five forwards at his disposal. Of the USA’s 21 players, just four are over 30 in team captain Christie Rampone (37 years old), Shannon Boxx (35), Abby Wambach (32) and Nicole Barnhart (31). The youngest player on the squad is 18-year-old forward Lindsey Horan, who earned her first cap during the USA’s 5-0 victory against China PR on March 8. Sixteen of the players on the roster were at the tournament last year. Four players – defender Crystal Dunn, midfielder Kristie Mewis, Horan and forward Christen Press – are at their first Algarve Cup.

U.S. ROSTER NOTES

  • Eight different players have scored the USA’s eight goals so far in the Algarve Cup.
  • In the USA’s 17 previous Algarve Cup appearances, the only other time eight different players scored in the tournament was in 2011 (and that was through all four matches), when Amy Rodriguez, Megan Rapinoe, Lindsey Tarpley, Carli Lloyd, Shannon Boxx, Alex Morgan, Lauren Cheney and Heather O’Reilly all tallied. The USA won its eight tournament title that year.
  • All players on the roster are eligible to play in the tournament. Each team is allowed six substitutes per match.
  • U.S. midfielder Carli Lloyd took a knock to her left shoulder against Iceland, did not play against China PR and is listed as questionable for Monday’s match against Sweden.
  • Sermanni made two substitutions during the USA’s 5-0 victory against China, bringing in Heather O’Reilly for Alex Morgan and giving 18-year-old Lindsey Horan her WNT debut when she entered the match for Christen Press in the 74th minute.
  • With her start against Iceland, U.S. defender Rachel Buehler became the 29th female player to play 100 times for her country and scored her fourth career goal to mark the occasion.
  • Twenty-two of the 23 players originally named to the roster are professionals with 18 set to play in the NWSL this coming season while four are based in Europe and one – Dunn – has a year of college soccer remaining.
  • Midfielders Megan Rapinoe and Tobin Heath are scheduled to join their NWSL clubs after the completion of their French league seasons for Olympique Lyonnais and Paris Saint-Germain, respectively.
  • Forward Christen Press (Tyresö in Sweden), midfielder Yael Averbuch (Göteborg in Sweden), forward Lindsey Horan (Paris Saint-Germain in France) and defender Whitney Engen (Liverpool in England) are playing in Europe while defender Crystal Dunn still has a year of college eligibility left at North Carolina.
  • The 18-year-old Horan, who will turn 19 in May, was the first American player to skip college soccer and sign a professional contract in Europe. Horan has played for the USA at the U-17 and U-20 levels and is age-eligible for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. She is the youngest field player to be called into the full Women’s National Team since Amy Rodriguez made her debut at the Algarve Cup in March of 2005. Rodriguez had turned 18 a month before debuting for the full National Team.

U.S. WNT AT THE ALGARVE CUP

  • The USA is 51-10-8 all-time in the Algarve Cup.
  • The USA has scored 155 goals while allowing 53 at the Algarve Cup.
  • Thirteen players on the USA’s roster have scored at the Algarve Cup: Abby Wambach (19 goals), Carli Lloyd (10), Alex Morgan (8), Lauren Cheney (6), Heather O’Reilly (5), Shannon Boxx (3), Sydney Leroux (3), Megan Rapinoe (3), Rachel Buehler (1), Whitney Engen (1), Tobin Heath (1), Ali Krieger (1) and Christen Press (1).
  • Wambach’s 19 goals are tops all-time at the Algarve Cup for a U.S. player and one of the leaders all-time in the 20-year history of the tournament.
  • The USA has been shut out in just seven of its 69 all-time Algarve Cup games (with two coming in 2001), but was shut out twice in 2006, with both games ending 0-0 in regulation against China and Germany. The tie against China in the 2006 Algarve opener broke a streak of 17 straight games in which the USA had scored at this tournament.
  • Four teams have played in all 20 Algarve Cups so far: Denmark, Norway, Sweden and host Portugal.
  • 29 different countries have participated in the 20 editions of the Algarve Cup.
  • The USA is 4-5-0 all-time at the Lagos venue of the Algarve Cup. It’s the only venue of 14 stadiums that the USA has played in that the Americans don’t have a winning record and the only venue where the USA has lost more than one game.

USA vs. SWEDEN SERIES

  • The USA is 20-5-8 all-time against Sweden, most recently posting a 3-1 victory on June 16, 2012, at Orjans Vall Stadium in Halmstad, Sweden. Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath scored for the USA in that match with Lotta Schelin tallying Sweden’s goal.
  • At the 2012 Algarve Cup, the U.S. shut out Sweden 4-0 in the third-place match. Forward Alex Morgan notched her first hat trick and Abby Wambach tallied a goal.
  • The U.S.-Sweden series started out in the negative column for the USA with a 2-1 loss to Sweden on July 9, 1987, in Blaine, Minn. But the U.S. posted a 10-0-3 record in its next 13 matches through 2000.
  • The USA’s first win against Sweden came on Nov. 17, 1991, in the first game of the first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup in Panyu, China. U.S. legend Mia Hamm made her first World Cup start and scored during the USA’s 3-2 victory in the Group B opener for both teams. Hamm’s 62nd-minute goal gave the USA a 3-0 lead and proved to be the game-winner. Carin Jennings had two earlier goals for the U.S., and Sweden fought back late with two second-half tallies. Sweden head coach and former USA coach Pia Sundhage started in that match.
  • The teams have met head-to-head once in the Olympics, with the USA topping Sweden 2-1 on July 23, 1996, in the opening round in Orlando, Fla. Tisha Venturini and Shannon MacMillan provided the scoring for the U.S., and the USA gave up an own goal for Sweden’s only score. Sundhage started and played the full 90 minutes for Sweden.
  • Sweden has had a bit of success against the USA at the Algarve Cup with the Americans holder a 6-2-4 all-time record in the series at this tournament. The USA has played Sweden at this tournament more times than any other team besides Norway (14 meetings).

IN THE RECORD BOOKS

  • U.S. defender and team captain Christie Rampone moved past Mia Hamm for sole possession of second all-time in career caps when she played in her 276th match against China PR in the final game of 2012. Rampone is the most-capped player on the U.S. roster and also the most-capped active player in the world with 278. Kristine Lilly holds the record with 352 caps.
  • Alex Morgan, who finished third in the 2012 FIFA Women’s Player of the Year voting, recorded 21 assists last year to tie for the second-most assists in a calendar year with Carin Jennings (21 assists in 1991). Mia Hamm holds the assists record with 22 in 2004. Morgan got her first assist of 2013 on Abby Wambach’s goal against Iceland on March 6 and then had three against China PR. She leads the USA in assists in 2013 with four.
  • Sydney Leroux set a U.S. WNT record of 14 goals scored off the bench in a year, easily breaking the previous bench scoring record of nine goals originally set by Debbie Keller in 1998. She got another off the bench on Feb. 9, 2013, a game in which she played in the first half of a match for the very first time when she replaced the injured Morgan with five minutes left before halftime.
  • Leroux started her first U.S. match and played 90 minutes for the first time against Scotland on Feb. 13 in Nashville, Tenn. She scored her first goal as a starter when she opened the scoring in the USA’s 5-0 victory against China PR.
  • With her 154th cap earned against Iceland on March 6, Carli Lloyd has passed Michelle Akers to move into 16th on the all-time U.S. caps list.
  • With her 201st cap earned against Iceland on March 6, Abby Wambach has tied Kate Markgraf for seventh on the all-time U.S. caps list.

BY THE NUMBERS
1          USA’s FIFA ranking
4          Career games and career goals for U.S. forward Christen Press
11        Games in 2012 in which Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach both scored at least one goal (11-0-0 record)
27        USA’s current overall unbeaten streak dating back to last year (24-0-3)
43        Carli Lloyd’s career goals, third all-time for a player who has exclusively played midfield
89.5     Minutes on field per goal averaged by Alex Morgan in her career
99        U.S. victories when Wambach scores a goal (99-2-7 overall)
100      Minutes on field per goal averaged by Abby Wambach in her career
130      Minutes on field per goal averaged by Mia Hamm in her career
120      Goals scored by the U.S. WNT in 2012 (118 individual goals, 2 own goals)
278      Christie Rampone’s caps, second all-time to Kristine Lilly 

TOM SERMANNI FACT FILE: Tom Sermanni was named head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team on Oct. 30, 2012, becoming the seventh head coach in the team’s history. Sermanni comes to U.S. Soccer after eight years as the head coach of the Australia Women’s National Team, which he coached in both the 2007 and 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments and reached the quarterfinal stage in both events. Sermanni officially started the U.S. WNT position on Jan. 1, 2013, after interim head coach Jill Ellis managed seven games (5-0-2) in 2012. Sermanni takes over for Pia Sundhage, the 2012 World Coach of the Year for women’s soccer, who accepted the head coaching position for her native Sweden.

Below are some of Sermanni’s accomplishments:

  • Sermanni was the 2007 Asian Football Confederation Coach of the Year, leading Australia to a runner-up finish at the 2006 AFC Women’s Cup, where the team fell to China in penalty kicks, and to the championship of that tournament in 2010, when the youthful Matildas downed Korea DPR in penalties.
  • Sermanni coached all three seasons of the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA), serving as an assistant for the San Jose CyberRays during the inaugural season, in which he helped the club to the league championship. He was also an assistant for the CyberRays in 2002 before taking the head coaching job of the New York Power in 2003, where he coached U.S. Women’s National Team legends Christie Rampone, Shannon Boxx and Tiffeny Milbrett.
  • Sermanni’s coaching career in both men’s and women’s professional soccer has taken him all over the world, including stints in Japan, the USA and Malaysia. Sermanni began his coaching career in men’s soccer in the late 1980s, when he was transitioned from player-coach to head coach of the Canberra Croatia/Metros in the New South Wales State League from 1988-1991.
  • He coached the Australia Schoolboys side from 1989-1991 and coached the men’s program at the Australian Institute of Sport from 1991-1993.
  • He coached Sydney Olympic FC in the Australian top flight – the National Soccer League – in 1993-1994 before taking his first women’s job with the Australian National Team in 1994.
  • After stepping away from the Matildas in 1997, Sermanni transitioned back to men’s soccer, traveling to Japan to coach J-League side Sanfrecce Hiroshima from 1997-1999. He then had a stint with the Canberra Cosmos in the NSL from 1999-2001 before moving to the USA to coach in the WUSA.
  • Sermanni, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, had a long playing career as a midfielder from 1971 through 1989, when he retired after playing two years with Canberra Croatia and became a player-coach and then head coach. Prior to that, he played from 1984-1987 with Canberra City and in 1983 with Marconi. From 1971 through 1983, he played in England and Scotland, representing Dunfermline Athletic in 1983, Torquay United (England) from 1979-1982 and Blackpool (England) from 1978-1979. He turned professional in 1973 and played six seasons for Albion Rovers from 1973-1978 in Scotland after playing amateur soccer for Cumbernauld United from 1971-1973. Overall, Sermanni played more than 300 professional matches and scored more than 50 goals.

IN FOCUS: SWEDEN
Svenska Fotbollförbundet (Swedish Football Association)
Founded: 1904 (Joined FIFA in 1904)
Head Coach: Pia Sundhage 
FIFA World Ranking: 6
Best Algarve Cup Finish: Champions (1995, 2001, 2009)
Best FIFA World Cup Finish: Second Place (2003) 

SWEDEN ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Carola Soberg (Tyresö), 12-Kristin Hammarstrom (Göteborg), 21-Sofia Lundgren (Linköpings)
DEFENDERS (7): 2-Malin Levenstad (Malmö), 3-Emma Berglund (Umeå), 4-Annica Svensson (Tyresö), 5-Nilla Fischer (Linkopings), 6-Sara Thunebro (Frankfurt), 13-Lina Nilsson (Malmö), 18-Jessica Samuelsson (Linköpings)
MIDFIELDERS (7): 7-Lisa Dahlkvist (Tyresö), 11-Antonia Goransson (Turbine Potsdam, Germany), 14-Johanna Almgren (Göteborg), 15-Emmelie Konradssson (Umeå), 16-Carina Holmberg (Sunnanå), 17-Caroline Seger (Tyresö), 20-Marie Hammarstrom (Göteborg)
FORWARDS (6): 8-Lotta Schelin (Olympique Lyonnais, France), 8-Kosovare Asllani (Paris Saint-Germain, France), 10-Sofia Jakobsson (Chelsea, England), 19-Susanne Moberg (Kristianstads), 22-Olivia Schough (Göteborg), 23-Hanna Folkesson (Umeå)  

SWEDEN ROSTER NOTES

  • Sweden boasts one of the best women’s leagues in the world, but this Sweden team also has four players playing in other leagues, two in France in Lotta Schelin at Lyon and Kosovare Asllani at PSG, Antonia Goransson who plays for Potsdam in Germany and Sofia Jokobsson who plays for Chelsea in England.
  • Lotts Schelin is widely considered one of the best attacking players in the world and the top forward on Olympique Lyon, the two-time European Women’s Champions League winners.
  • U.S. forward Christen Press has played with and against almost the entire Swedish roster. She was teammates with several at Goteborg last season and will play with several more at Tyreso this coming season.
  • Sweden has several players among the best in the world at their positions, including central midfielder Caroline Seger, and some of the top young players in Europe in Antonia Goransson, Kosovare Asllani and Sofia Jakobsson.
  • This is one of the biggest years in Sweden women’s soccer history, as its greatest and most famous players, Pia Sundhage, has returned to coach the national team and Sweden will host the European Championships this summer.
  • Sweden won the Euros in 1984 when it was led by none other than Sundhage, who scored the winning penalty kick in the shootout to give her country its one and so far only European title.
  • The European Women’s Championships begin on July 10 and Sweden was drawn into a group with Italy, Denmark and Finland. The Swedes open their tournament with Denmark in Gothenburg.

LAST TIME:
On the field for the USA:
March 8, 2013 – Municipal Stadium; Albufeira, Portugal – 2013 Algarve Cup

USA                5          Leroux 14, Krieger 32, Rapinoe 46, Press 64, Engen 84
CHN               0         

Lineups:
USA: 18-Nicole Barnhart; 11-Ali Krieger, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (capt.), 14-Whitney Engen, 8-Kristie Mewis; 17-Tobin Heath, 16-Yael Averbuch, 23-Christen Press (22-Lindsey Horan, 74), 15-Megan Rapinoe; 2-Sydney Leroux, 13-Alex Morgan (9-Heather O’Reilly, 67)
Substitutions Not Used: 3-Christie Rampone, 5-Kelley O’Hara, 6-Crystal Dunn, 7-Shannon Boxx, 10-Carli Lloyd, 19-Rachel Buehler; 20-Abby Wambach, 24-Ashlyn Harris
Head coach: Tom Sermanni 

CHN: 1-Zhang Yue (12-Wang Fei, 52); 4-Li Jiayue, 5-Wu Haiyan, 6-Zeng Ying, 11-Pu Wei (capt.), 16-Wang Chen, 19-Zhou Feifei, 21-Wang Lisi, 23-Ren Guixin (20-Wang Shuang 3rd,10-Ma Xiaoxu, 63), 25-Zhang Rui, 27-Li Ying
Substitutions Not Used: 3-Qin Qingfei, 14-Lu Yueyun, 15-Lei Jiahui, 18-Hang Peng
Head coach: Hao Wei 

On the field vs. Sweden:
June 16, 2012 – Örjans Vall Stadium; Halmstad, SwedenVolvo Winners Cup

USA                3          Abby Wambach 8; Alex Morgan 22; Tobin Heath 56
SWE               1          Lotta Schelin 35

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 2-Heather Mitts, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.) (4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 46), 19-Rachel Buehler, 6-Amy LePeilbet; 9-Heather O’Reilly (17-Tobin Heath, 46), 7-Shannon Boxx (10-Carli Lloyd, 46), 12-Lauren Cheney, 15-Megan Rapinoe (8-Amy Rodriguez, 63); 13-Alex Morgan (11-Sydney Leroux, 74), 20-Abby Wambach
Subs not used: 5-Kelley O’Hara, 14-Meghan Klingenberg, 16-Lori Lindsey, 18-Nicole Barnhart, 21-Jill Loyden, 22-Christen Press
Head coach: Pia Sundhage 

SWE: 1-Hedvig Lindahl; 2-Emma Berglund, 3-Stina Segerström (15-Malin Levenstad, 66), 4-Annica Svensson, 5-Caroline Seger (9-Jessica Landstrom, 90+4), 6-Sara Thunebro, 8-Lotta Schelin (16-Madelaine Edlund, 72), 17-Lisa Dahlkvist, 18-Nilla Fischer (capt.) (14-Johanna Almgren, 72), 11-Antonia Göransson (20-Marie Hammarström, 53), 10-Sofia Jakobsson (22-Kosovare Asllani, 52)
Subs not used: 7-Linda Sembrant, 12-Kristin Hammarström, 13-Lina Nilsson, 19-Susanne Moberg, 21-Sofia Lundgren
Head coach: Thomas Denerby

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