The U.S. women have historically dominated the annual Algarve Cup tournament and 2009 should be no different, writes Lindsey Dolich.
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. women showed plenty of dynamism on offense in routing China during their Algarve Cup opener, writes Gayle Bryan.
The United States routed China 4-0 Wednesday at the Algarve Cup, and Denmark upset Women's World Cup champion Germany 1-0 on the opening day of the tournament.
The Algarve Cup will be a test for the new-look U.S. women's squad, with Germany the main threat, writes Lindsey Dolich.
Kristine Lilly scored two goals Sunday, leading the United States past Denmark 4-0 for a place in the Algarve Cup final.
Abby Wambach scored three goals and set up another Saturday, leading the United States past Norway 4-1 for its second straight Algarve Cup title.
National team veteran Brandi Chastain will return to the U.S. squad for the prestigious Algarve Cup, which begins Sunday in Portugal.
The U.S. women's team will be close to full strength for the first time in more than two years when it plays in the Algarve Cup, a warmup for the World Cup later this year.
Veteran stars Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain and Kristine Lilly were selected Thursday for the U.S. women's team that will play in the prestigious Algarve Cup in Portugal.