February 24, 2010

US, Germany Win at Algarve; Norway & Sweden Draw

The USWNT took a 2-0 decision over Iceland in their opening game at the Algarve Cup. The US scored two 2nd half goals, one by Lauren Cheney (Boston Breakers) and the other on an own goal. US goalie, Hope Solo, stopped two penalty kicks, one in each half.

In the other game in Group B, Sweden and Norway played to a 2-2 draw. Norway jumped to a quick 2-0 lead, but Sweden was able to close the gap to 2-1 by the 20th minute. Jessica Landström (Sky Blue FC) scored the tying goal early in the 2nd half.

In Group A action, Germany had no trouble disposing of Denmark 4-0, while Finland and China played to a 1-1 draw. In other Algarve action, Portugal defeated Faeroe Islands 5-0 and Romania blanked Austria 2-0.