U.S. Soccer

2015 Algarve Cup

Algarve, Portugal

Photo Gallery: WNT Celebrates 10th Algarve Cup Crown

Photos from the WNT's 2-0 win against France at the 2015 Algarve Cup. Goals by Julie Johnston (her first career international score for the USWNT) and Christen Press handed the USA its 10th Algarve Cup crown, by far the most titles of any nation. 

The WNT next plays on April 4 against New Zealand at Busch Stadium in St. Louis (TICKETS). More than 30,000 tickets have already been sold for the match that will serve as the USA's 2015 home opener ahead of this summer's FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, which begins June 6. Fans can also follow all the action on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt@ussoccer_esp and Instagram @ussoccer_wnt

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WNT Mar 13, 2015

Highlights: WNT Claims 10th Algarve Cup with 2-0 Defeat of France

The WNT played in the championship game of the Algarve Cup in a rematch game against France. Read more
WNT Mar 12, 2015

Algarve Quote Sheet: Jill Ellis and Players Discuss WNT's 2-0 victory over France

U.S. WNT head coach Jill Ellis: On the Algarve Cup Final: “I’m obviously pleased with the result. I think it was a competitive match with two good opponents. It was good for our confidence to get on the board early, but France put us under a tremendous amount of pressure. Having Hope [Solo] back with us and settled in was great and obviously she did very well. Now it’s about what Read more
WNT Mar 11, 2015

Selección Femenina Derrota a Francia 2-0 y Gana su Décima Copa Algarve

FARO, Portugal (11 de marzo, 2015) – La Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos ganó su décima Copa Algarve tras derrotar a Francia 2-0 en la final dentro del Estadio Algarve. La defensa Julie Johnston anotó el primer gol para la selección y el primero en su carrera, después de un tiro libre cobrado por Lauren Holiday en el minuto siete. Christen Press Read more
WNT Mar 11, 2015

WNT Defeats France 2-0 to Win 10th Algarve Cup

FARO, Portugal (March 11, 2015) – The U.S. Women’s National Team earned its 10th championship at the Algarve Cup, defeating France 2-0 at Algarve Stadium.  Defender Julie Johnston’s first WNT goal proved to be the winner and Christen Press recorded her 20th international goal late in the first half. Budweiser Woman of the Match Hope Solo and the USA defense earned the shutou Read more
WNT Mar 11, 2015

GOAL: Press Extends WNT Lead vs. France

Christen Press ran through the French defense and doubled the U.S. lead. Watch live on Fox Sports 1. Read more
WNT Mar 11, 2015

GOAL: Johnston Gives WNT Lead vs. France in Algarve Cup Final

Julie Johnston scored her first international goal to give the USA an early lead over France in the 2015 Algarve Cup championship. Watch live on Fox Sports 1. Read more
WNT Mar 11, 2015

WNT Journey to the 2015 Algarve Cup Final

It wasn’t a totally smooth ride through the 2015 Algarve Cup for the WNT -- it never is at the highest levels of the sport -- but the American women won Group B in one of the world’s best women’s international tournaments and will face France in the championship game of this annual spring tournament. Read more
WNT Mar 11, 2015

WNT Seeks 10th Algarve Cup Title Against France

U.S. Women's National Team vs. France 2015 Algarve Cup – Championship Game Algarve Stadium; Algarve, Portugal March 11, 2015 WNT FACES FRANCE IN ALGARVE CUP FINAL: Following a 2-1 win against Norway, a 3-0 triumph over Switzerland and a 0-0 draw with Iceland, the U.S. WNT finished atop Group B with seven points and with the second-best point total of the three group winners. The U.S. earn Read more
WNT Mar 10, 2015

WNT vs. Iceland: Highlights - March 9, 2015

The USA and Iceland played to a hard-fought scoreless draw in the final group stage match of the 2015 Algarve Cup. Read more
WNT Mar 10, 2015

Photo Gallery: WNT Advances to Algarve Cup Title Game

Photos from the WNT's 0-0 draw with Iceland at the 2015 Algarve Cup. The U.S. now moves on to the tournament championship match against France on Wednesday. The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1. Fans can also follow all the action on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt, @ussoccer_esp and Instagram @ussoccer_wnt.  Read more
WNT Mar 9, 2015

Selección Femenina Gana Grupo B y Avanza a Final Tras Empate de 0-0 con Islandia en Copa Algarve

LAGOS, Portugal (9 de marzo, 2015) – La Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos empató 0-0 contra Islandia en su partido final del Grupo B para terminar primero en el grupo con siete puntos. El resultado fue suficiente para avanzar a la final de la Copa Algarve 2015, que se jugará el miércoles 11 de marzo, en una hora por determinarse. EE.UU. se enfrentará con Read more
Mar 9, 2015

Algarve Quote Sheet: WNT vs. Iceland - March 9, 2015

U.S. WNT head coach Jill Ellis On the match: “I think going in we knew it was going to be a physical game. We had to stay in two-touch rhythm because certainly if we spent too much time on the ball they were going to come in and hit us hard. But this game was good because, one, I got to see players I needed to see, and two we got to rest some legs for the final.” On what the team has t Read more
WNT Mar 9, 2015

WNT Draws 0-0 with Iceland to Win Group B and Earn Place in Algarve Cup Championship

LAGOS, Portugal (March 9, 2015) – In a scrappy game that featured 29 fouls, including 18 from Iceland, the U.S. Women’s National Team played to a 0-0 draw in its final Group B match at the 2015 Algarve Cup. The tie was good enough for the USA to take first place in Group B with seven points. As one of the top two group winners, the U.S. earned a berth in the championship game against Read more
WNT Mar 9, 2015

Photo Gallery: WNT in High Spirits Ahead of Iceland Match

Photos from the WNT's Sunday training session ahead of its final Group B match against Iceland at the 2015 Algarve Cup. The game against Iceland kicks off at 1:30 p.m. ET and fans can follow all the action Twitter @ussoccer_wnt, @ussoccer_esp and Instagram @ussoccer_wnt.  Read more
WNT Mar 8, 2015

WNT Faces Iceland for Berth in Algarve Cup Final

U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Iceland 2015 Algarve Cup – Group B Municipal Stadium; Lagos, Portugal March 9, 2015 WNT FACES ICELAND FOR BERTH IN ALGARVE CUP FINAL: After earning the full six points from its first two Algarve Cup matches with a 2-1 win against Norway and a 3-0 triumph over Switzerland, the U.S. Women’s National Team is well-positioned to earn a berth in the ch Read more
WNT Mar 8, 2015

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
2-0 W Algarve Stadium 1,500 Johnston, Press
0-0 D Municipal Stadium Lagos; Lagos, Portugal 500 --
3-0 W Municipal Stadium; Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal 500 Morgan, Rodriguez, Wambach
2-1 W Municipal Stadium; Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal 500 Lloyd (2)

2015 Algarve Cup

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
M 5-8 Redondo Beach, Calif. Chicago Red Stars 195/27
M 5-7 St. Simons Island, Ga. Houston Dash 66/6
D 5-4 St. Louis, Mo. Chicago Red Stars 106/10
F 5-1 Rockville Centre, N.Y. Chelsea Ladies FC (ENG) 48/18
D 5-8 Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. Boston Breakers 40/4
GK 5-9 Satellite Beach, Fla. Orlando Pride 13 Caps / 0 Goals
M 5-6 Basking Ridge, N.J. Portland Thorns FC 131 Caps / 18 Goals
M 5-8 Indianapolis, Ind. FC Kansas City 133/24
D 5-7 Mesa, Ariz. Chicago Red Stars 47/8
D 5-2 Gibsonia, Pa. Portland Thorns FC 70/3
D 5-6 Dumfries, Va. Orlando Pride 97/1
F 5-7 Scottsdale, Ariz. FC Kansas City 75/35
M 5-8 Delran, N.J. Manchester City Women (ENG) 235/96
F 5-7 Diamond Bar, Calif. Orlando Pride / Lyon (FRA) 125 Caps / 73 Goals
GK 5-9 Bridgeport, Conn. Chicago Red Stars 12/0
D 5-5 Fayetteville, Ga. Sky Blue FC 96/2
M 5-5 East Brunswick, N.J. FC Kansas City 231/47
F 5-7 Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. Chicago Red Stars 83/41
D 5-6 Point Pleasant, N.J. Sky Blue FC 311/4
M 5-7 Redding, Calif. Seattle Reign FC 117/31
F 5-4 Lake Forest, Calif. FC Kansas City 129/30
D 5-7 St. Louis, Mo. FC Kansas City 126/0
GK 5-9 Richland, Wash. Seattle Reign FC 202/0
D 5-5 Del Mar, Calif. Portland Thorns FC
F 5-11 Rochester, N.Y. Unattached 255/184

2015 Algarve Cup

Shannon Boxx

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Redondo Beach, Calif.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Morgan Brian

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
St. Simons Island, Ga.

Club:
Houston Dash

Lori Chalupny

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Crystal Dunn

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-1

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Club:
Chelsea Ladies FC (ENG)

Whitney Engen

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.

Club:
Boston Breakers

Ashlyn Harris

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Satellite Beach, Fla.

Club:
Orlando Pride

Tobin Heath

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Basking Ridge, N.J.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Lauren Holiday

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

Club:
FC Kansas City

Julie Ertz

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Mesa, Ariz.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Meghan Klingenberg

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-2

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Gibsonia, Pa.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Ali Krieger

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Dumfries, Va.

Club:
Orlando Pride

Sydney Leroux

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Club:
FC Kansas City

Carli Lloyd

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Delran, N.J.

Club:
Manchester City Women (ENG)

Alex Morgan

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Diamond Bar, Calif.

Club:
Orlando Pride / Lyon (FRA)

Alyssa Naeher

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Bridgeport, Conn.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Kelley O'Hara

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Fayetteville, Ga.

Club:
Sky Blue FC

Heather O'Reilly

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
East Brunswick, N.J.

Club:
FC Kansas City

Christen Press

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Christie Rampone

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Point Pleasant, N.J.

Club:
Sky Blue FC

Megan Rapinoe

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Redding, Calif.

Club:
Seattle Reign FC

Amy Rodriguez

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Lake Forest, Calif.

Club:
FC Kansas City

Becky Sauerbrunn

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

Club:
FC Kansas City

Hope Solo

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Richland, Wash.

Club:
Seattle Reign FC

Rachel Van Hollebeke

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Del Mar, Calif.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Abby Wambach

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-11

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Rochester, N.Y.

Club:
Unattached

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
 Sweden 3 2 1 0 7 4 3 6
 Germany 3 2 1 0 3 5 2 6
Brazil 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
China PR 3 0 2 1 0 5 -5 1

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
United States 3 2 0 1 5 1 4 7
Norway 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Switzerland 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 4
Iceland 3 0 2 1 0 3 -3 1

Group C

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
France 3 3 0 0 8 2 6 9
Denmark 3 1 1 1 5 7 -2 4
Japan 3 1 2 0 5 5 0 3
Portugal
3 0 2 1 2 6 -4 1

Group A

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
March 4 Brazil vs. China PR 0-0 Albufeira
March 4 Germany vs. Sweden 2-4 Vila Real Sto Antonio
March 6 Germany vs. China PR
2-0 Vila Real Sto Antonio
March 6 Sweden vs. Brazil
0-2 Lagos
March 9 Brazil vs. Germany 1-3 Parchal
March 9 Sweden vs. China PR 3-0 Vila Real Sto Antonio

Group B

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
March 4 Switzerland vs. Iceland 2-0 Lagos
March 4 Norway vs. United States 1-2 Vila Real Sto Antonio
March 6 United States vs. Switzerland 3-0 Vila Real Sto Antonio
March 6 Norway vs. Iceland 1-0 Lagos
March 9 Norway vs. Switzerland 2-2 Albufeira
March 9 United States vs. Iceland 0-0 Lagos

Group C

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
March 4 Japan vs. Denmark 1-2 Parchal
March 4 Portugal vs. France 0-1 Parchal
March 6 Japan vs. Portugal 3-0 Estadio Algarve
March 6 France vs. Denmark 4-1 Estadio Algarve
March 9 Japan vs. France 1-3 Parchal
March 9 Portugal vs. Denmark 2-2 Albufeira

Placement Matches 

Opponent and time information will be released at a later date.
Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
March 11 Sweden vs. Germany (3rd Place) 1-2 Bela Vista Municipal Stadium; Parchal, Portugal
March 11 Japan vs. Iceland (9th Place) 2-0 Algarve Stadium
March 11 Brazil vs. Switzerland (7th Place) 4-1 Albufeira Municipal Stadium; Albufeira, Portugal
March 11 Portugal vs. China (11th Place) 3-3 (Portugal wins 8-7 on PKs) Bela Vista Municipal Stadium; Parchal, Portugal
March 11 France vs. United States (1st Place) 0-2 Algarve Stadium
March 11 Norway vs. Denmark (5th Place) 5-2 Albufeira Municipal Stadium; Albufeira, Portugal
Format: All 12 teams will compete for the tournament title, which is a change from the previous 14 years when only teams in Group A or B were eligible to earn a place in the championship match. This year's final will be contested by the two group winners with the most points or, if all three group winners are tied on points, the two finalists will be determined by a series of tiebreakers.
  • The tiebreakers within the groups are as follows: 1) head-to-head result, 2) goal differential, 3) goals scored, 4) best Fair Play ranking from the group matches and 5) best FIFA ranking. 
  • If two or more teams have the same points in different groups, the tiebreakers to determine the placement matches will be: 1) goal differential, 2) goals scored, 3) best Fair Play ranking from the group matches and 4) best FIFA ranking. 

The third-place match will feature the third-best group winner against the best second-place team from the three groups; the fifth-place match will be played between the two remaining second-place teams; the seventh-place match between the two best third-place teams; the ninth-place match between the remaining third-place team against the best fourth-place team; and the 11th-place match will feature the remaining two teams that finished fourth in their groups. 

There will be no overtime in the placement games. Should two teams be tied at the end of regulation, the match will proceed directly to penalty kicks. 

U.S. Women's National Team - 2015 Algarve Cup Stats

Record: 3-0-1 

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Shannon Boxx M 3 0 33 0 0 0 0/0
Morgan Brian M 4 4 309 0 0 0 0/0
Lori Chalupny D 2 2 135 0 0 0 0/0
Crystal Dunn D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Whitney Engen D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Ashlyn Harris GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Tobin Heath M 3 1 83 0 0 0 0/0
Lauren Holiday M 4 3 288 0 0 0 0/0
Julie Johnston D 3 3 270 0 0 0 0/0
Meghan Klingenberg D 4 3 264 0 0 0 0/0
Ali Krieger D 3 3 243 0 0 0 0/0
Sydney Leroux F 2 0 28 0 0 0 0/0
Carli Lloyd M 4 3 215 2 0 4 0/0
Alex Morgan F 4 4 314 0 0 0 1/0
Alyssa Naeher GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Kelley O'Hara D 3 1 137 0 0 0 0/0
Heather O'Reilly M 2 1 85 0 0 0 0/0
Christen Press F 4 3 261 0 1 1 0/0
Christie Rampone D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Megan Rapinoe M 3 1 52 0 0 0 0/0
Amy Rodriguez F 4 2 178 0 0 0 0/0
Becky Sauerbrunn D 4 4 360 0 0 0 0/0
Hope Solo GK 4 4 360 0 0 0 0/0
Rachel Van Hollebeke D 1 1 90 0 0 0 0/0
Abby Wambach F 4 2 132 0 0 0 0/0
Own Goal
Totals
4 4 360 7 4 18 4/0
Opponent Totals
4 4 360 1 1 3 5/0

2015 Algarve Cup Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Ashlyn Harris 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
Alyssa Naeher 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
Hope Solo 4 4 360 7 1 3 0.25 3-0-1
Totals 4 4 360 7 1 3 0.25 3-0-1
Opponent Totals 4 4 360 1 7 1 1.75 0-3-1

Updated through March 11, 2015

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