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2009 Algarve Cup

Albufeira, Faro, Ferreiras & Lagos, Portugal
U.S. Matches

Sweden Edges U.S. Women on Penalties in Algarve Final

FARO, Portugal (March 11, 2009) – The U.S. Women’s National Team fell in a penalty kick shootout to Sweden in the championship game of the 2009 Algarve Cup after the match ended dramatically with a 1-1 score in regulation. Shannon Boxx equalized in the 90th minute and the match went directly to penalty kicks, where the USA lost 4-3 after seven shooters. Boxx’s goal came after an

U.S. WNT Ready to Defend Algarve Cup Title Against Sweden

U.S. Women’s National Team Faro, Portugal Tuesday, March 10, 2009 USA AND SWEDEN MEET FOR ALGARVE CUP TITLE ON MARCH 11: The U.S. Women’s National Team is set for its seventh consecutive Algarve Cup title game, where it will take on Sweden on Wednesday, March 11, in Faro at the fabulous Estádio Algarve, built for the 2004 European Championships. No other country has made more th

Kai's 90th-Minute Winner Puts U.S. Into 2009 Algarve Cup Final

FERREIRAS, Portugal (March 6, 2009) – Forward Natasha Kai scored a spectacular goal in the last minute of regulation time to give the U.S. Women’s National Team a dramatic 1-0 victory over Iceland in the second group game for both teams at the 2009 Algarve Cup. The U.S. victory, combined with Denmark’s 2-0 win against Norway, clinched Group B and a berth in the championship game

Rapinoe Goal Gives U.S. 1-0 Win Against Norway

FERREIRAS, Portugal (March 9, 2009) – Forward Megan Rapinoe scored in the 21st minute to give the U.S. Women’s National Team a 1-0 victory against Norway in the final group game for both teams at the 2009 Algarve Cup. The U.S. will face Sweden in the Algarve Cup championship game on Wednesday, March 11, at the Stadium Algarve in Faro. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. local / 12 p.m. ET and fans ca

U.S. WNT Face Iceland In Second 2009 Algarve Cup Match

U.S. Women’s National Team The Algarve, Portugal Thursday, March 5, 2009 U.S. WOMEN FACE ICELAND IN SECOND MATCH OF ALGARVE CUP: Coming off a solid 2-0 victory over Denmark in the opening match of the 2009 Algarve Cup, the USA will now face Iceland on Friday, March 6, in Ferreiras, a venue at which the USA has won its five previous matches. The weather in the Algarve has been unseasonably wi

Woznuk and DiMartino Score as U.S. Women Defeat Denmark 2-0 to Open 2009 Algarve Cup

LAGOS, Portugal (March 4, 2009) – The U.S. Women’s National Team got its 2009 Algarve Cup campaign off to a rousing start, defeating Denmark 2-0 in nasty weather conditions as midfielders Angie Wonzuk and Tina DiMartino tallied in the first half. With the wind whipping through the small stadium and a drizzling rain falling almost the entire match, the U.S. played the first 20 minutes o

Sundhage Names 18-Player Roster For 2009 Algarve Cup; U.S. Women Will Face Denmark, Iceland and Norway

CHICAGO (Feb. 5, 2009) – Following a 17-day training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has named an 18-player roster for the 2009 Algarve Cup, from March 4-11 in southern Portugal. The U.S. team, which has been placed into Group B at the annual tournament, will open play on March 4 against Denmark, face Iceland on March

U.S. Women's National Team Arrives in Portugal Ahead of Algarve Cup

U.S. Women’s National Team The Algarve, Portugal Feb. 27, 2009 U.S. TEAM ARRIVES IN PORTUGAL TO PREPARE FOR ALGARVE CUP: The U.S. Women’s National Team arrived on the beautiful southern coast of Portugal on the afternoon of Feb. 26 to prepare for its first international matches of 2009, which will come at the always competitive Algarve Cup. The reigning Olympic champions kickoff the 20



Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
March 11, 2009 WNT vs Sweden Women 1-1 D Parque Desportiva da Nora; Ferreiras, Portugal 1,200 Boxx
March 9, 2009 WNT vs Norway Women 1-0 W Parque Desportiva da Nora; Ferreiras, Portugal 400 Rapinoe
March 6, 2009 WNT vs Iceland 1-0 W Parque Desportiva da Nora; Ferreiras, Portugal 250 Kai
March 4, 2009 WNT vs Denmark 2-0 W Estadio Municipal; Lagos, Portugal 200 Woznuk, DiMartino