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U.S. vs. Norway - 25 Most Significant Matches


TOP-25 SIGNFICANT USA-NORWAY CLASSES THROUGOUT THE YEARS
The USA and Norway have met 36 times since the first game between the two women’s soccer world powers in 1987. Norway is the only team in the world that holds a winning record against the USA with an 18-16-2 record. Either the USA or Norway has won every women’s soccer world championship ever contested – three Women’s World Cups and two Olympics – and the countries have played numerous epic and historic matches across the world over the years. Following is a look at 25 of the most significant matches.

DATE -- SCORE -- VENUE -- THE SKINNY
July 5, 1987
-- USA 3, Norway 0 -- Blaine, Minn. -- First-ever meeting between the teams, April Heinrichs scores two goals
Aug. 30, 1991 -- Norway 1, USA 0 -- New Britain, Conn. -- USA loses warm-up match before 1991 Women’s World Cup
Sept. 1, 1991 -- Norway 2, USA 1 -- Medford, Mass. -- USA loses warm-up match before 1991 Women’s World Cup
Nov. 30, 1991 -- USA 2, Norway 1 -- Guangzhou, China -- USA wins 1991 Women’s World Cup as Akers scores twice
Aug. 14, 1992 -- Norway 3, USA 1 -- Medford, Mass. -- USA loses first match after 1991 Women’s World Cup.
March 20, 1994 -- Norway 1, USA 0 -- Faro, Portugal -- USA falls in Algarve Cup championship game
Aug. 7, 1994 -- USA 4, Norway 1 -- Worcester, Mass. -- Victory gives USA title at first U.S. Women’s Cup, Hamm scores two
June 15, 1995 -- Norway 1, USA 0 -- Vasteras, Sweden -- Americans fall in 1995 Women’s World Cup semifinals
Aug. 6, 1995 -- USA 2, Norway 1(ot) -- Washington, D.C. -- USA wins Nike U.S. Women’s Cup with a "golden goal"
July 28, 1996 -- USA 2, Norway 1(ot) -- Athens, Ga. -- MacMillan "golden goal" gives USA dramatic win in Olympic semifinal
Jan. 24, 1998 -- USA 3, Norway 0 -- Guangzhou, China -- First match back at Tianhe Stadium between two ’91 finalists
March 19, 1998 -- Norway 4, USA 1 -- Lagos, Portugal -- USA can lose by two goals and make Algarve Cup final, but falls by three
March 18, 1999 -- USA 2, Norway 1 -- Albufeira, Portugal -- U.S. defeats Norway at Algarve Cup on goals by Foudy and Lilly
Feb. 6, 2000 -- Norway 3, USA 2 -- Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. -- USA falls in April Heinrichs’ debut as U.S. coach
March 18, 2000 -- USA 1, Norway 0 -- Loulè, Portugal -- Chastain penalty kick gives USA its first Algarve Cup title
July 16, 2000 -- USA 1, Norway 0 -- Osnabruck, Germ. -- Milbrett goal gives USA win at DFB Jubilee Tournament
July 27, 2000 -- USA 1, Norway 1 -- Tromso, Norway -- First-ever match between the teams in Norway ends in draw
July 30, 2000 -- Norway 2, USA 1 -- Oslo, Norway -- USA falls at Norway’s national stadium
Sept. 14, 2000 -- USA 2, Norway 0 -- Melbourne, Aust. -- Mibrett and Hamm give USA victory in opening game of Olympics
Sept. 28, 2000 -- Norway 3, USA 2(ot) -- Sydney, Australia -- USA loses on "golden goal" in Olympic gold medal game
Mar. 17, 2001 -- Norway 4, USA 3 -- Quarteira, Portugal -- Young U.S. team loses 3-1 lead on Olympic champs at Algarve Cup
Mar. 5, 2002 -- Norway 3, USA 2 -- Lagos, Portugal -- MacMillan scores twice, but loss at Algarve Cup sends USA to 5th place
July 21, 2002 -- USA 4, Norway 0 -- Blaine, Minnesota -- First game back for Scurry ties for largest margin of victory in series
Jan. 23, 2003 -- USA 3, Norway 1 -- Yiwu, China -- Teenager O’Reilly seals victory with late goal at Four Nations
March 16, 2003 -- USA 1, Norway 0 -- Ferreiras, Portugal -- MacMillan goal helps USA to Algarve Cup title game 

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