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U.S. WNT Beats Denmark 5-0 in Opening Game of Algarve Cup

The U.S. Women’s National Team played to a 5-0 win against Denmark in the opening game of the Algarve Cup.

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IN THE IMAGE: Alex Morgan netted twice for the U.S. Women en route to their 5-0 win against Denmark.

LAGOS, Portugal (Feb. 29, 2012) – The U.S. Women’s National Team played to a 5-0 win against Denmark in the opening game of the Algarve Cup. Alex Morgan opened scoring in the 21st minute of the match and the USA was dominant throughout.

Abby Wambach netted for the U.S. at the end of the first half, and the team came out strong to score three more tallies in the second half. Carli Lloyd netted in the 76th minute with Morgan adding her second less than 10 minutes later. Sydeny Leroux finished the game off in the dying moments of stoppage time to seal the victory.

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– U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Denmark
Date: Feb. 29, 2012
Competition: 2012 Algarve Cup – Group B
Venue: Municipal Stadium; Lagos, Portugal
Kickoff: 5 p.m. Local / Noon ET
Attendance: 300
Weather: 67 degrees, clear and breezy

Scoring Summary:     1          2          F
USA                             2          3          5
DEN                            0          0          0

USA – Alex Morgan (Heather O’Reilly)           21st minute
USA – Abby Wambach (Alex Morgan)           44
USA – Carli Lloyd (Lauren Cheney)               76
USA – Alex Morgan (Tobin Heath)                 84
USA – Sydney Leroux (Stephanie Cox)          90+3

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 6-Amy LePeilbet, 19-Rachel Buehler, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 5-Kelley O’Hara (14-Stephanie Cox, 46); 9-Heather O’Reilly (8-Amy Rodriguez, 46), 7-Shannon Boxx (16-Lori Lindsey, 72), 10-Carli Lloyd, 12-Lauren Cheney (11-Sydney Leroux, 78); 13-Alex Morgan, 20-Abby Wambach (17-Tobin Heath, 46)
Subs not used: 2-Heather Mitts, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 18-Nicole Barnhart, 22-Whitney Engen
Head coach: Pia Sundhage

DEN: 1-Heidi Johansen; 2-Line Hansen (18-Marie Bjerg, 46), 4-Line Jensen, 8-Therese Nielsen, 15-Malene Olsen; 3-Katrine Pedersen (capt.), 6-Mariann Knudsen (20-Anna Thorsen, 46), 11-Katrine Veje (13-Johanna Rasmussen, 65), 12-Nanna Christiansen (14-Kristine Pedersen, 65); 10-Pemille Harder (7-Sanne Nielsen, 78), 17-Nadia Nadim (9-Lise Munk, 68)
Subs not used: 5-Janni Jensen, 16-Stina Petersen, 19-Sofie Pedersen
Head coach: Kenneth Heiner-Moller 

Statistical Summary: USA / DEN
Shots: 16 / 5
Shots on Goal: 13 / 4
Saves: 4 / 7
Corner Kicks: 12 / 5
Fouls: 7 / 8
Offside: 5 / 3

Misconduct Summary: None

Officials
Referee: Liang Qin (CHN)
Assistant Referee: Yongmei Cui (CHN)
Assistant Referee: Yan Fan (CHN)
4th Official: Katalin Kulcsar (HUN)

Bud Light Woman of the Match: Alex Morgan

Related Topics

U.S. Women, 2012 Algarve Cup, Hope Solo, Amy LePeilbet, Rachel Buehler, Christie Rampone, Kelley O’Hara, Stephanie Cox, Heather O’Reilly, Amy Rodriguez, Shannon Boxx, Lori Lindsey, Carli Lloyd, Lauren Cheney, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, Tobin Heath

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