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Japan Edges U.S. Women’s National Team 1-0 to Take First Place in Group B at 2012 Algarve Cup

FARO, Portugal (March 5, 2012) — Japan used an 84th Megumi Takase head to edge past the U.S. WNT and take first place in Group B at the 2012 Algarve Cup. The U.S. moves on to the third place match on Wednesay, March 7, with the opponent and time still to be determined.

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Japan
Date: March 5, 2012
Competition: 2012 Algarve Cup – Group B
Venue: Estadio Algarve; Faro, Portugal
Kickoff: 2:10 p.m. Local / 9:10 a.m. ET
Attendance: 1,000
Weather: 65 degrees, sunny, breezy

Scoring Summary:    1          2          F
USA                            0          1          1
JPN                             0          0          0

JPN – Megumi Takase (Aya Miyama)            84th minute.

Lineups:

USA: 1-Hope Solo; 6-Amy LePeilbet (17-Tobin Heath, 87), 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 19-Rachel Buehler, 5-Kelley O’Hara (14-Stephanie Cox, 46); 12-Lauren Cheney (9-Heather O’Reilly, 46), 7-Shannon Boxx, 10-Carli Lloyd (16-Lori Lindsey, 31), 8-Amy Rodriguez (15-Megan Rapinoe, 46); 13-Alex Morgan, 20-Abby Wambach (11-Sydney Leroux, 72)
Subs not used: 2-Heather Mitts, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 18-Nicole Barnhart, 22-Whitney Engen
Head coach: Pia Sundhage

JPN: 12-Miho Fukumoto; 2-Yukari Kinga, 3-Azusa Iwashimizu (13-Rumi Utsugi, 65), 4-Saki Kumagai, 5-Aya Sameshima, 14-Asuna Tanaka (16-Kanako Ito, 90+3), 6-Mizuho Sakaguchi (20-Yuika Sugasawa, 79), 8-Aya Miyama, 17-Yuki Nagasato, 7-Kozue Ando (19-Megumi Takase, 65), 11-Shinobu Ohno (9-Nahomi Kawasumi, 65)
Subs not used: 1-Ayumi Kaihori, 15-Saori Ariyoshi, 18-Nanase Kiryu, 21-Mai Kyokawa
Head coach: Norio Sasaki

Statistical Summary: USA / JPN
Shots: 7 / 5
Shots on Goal: 2 / 4
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 1 / 1
Fouls: 10 / 5
Offside: 3 / 7

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials
Referee: Pernill Larsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee: Sanja Rodak (CRO)
Assistant Referee: Petruta Iugulsecu (ROU)
4th Official: Jana Adamkova (CZE)

Bud Light Woman of the Match: Rachel Buehler

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