U.S. WNT Drops Second Match of 2014 Algarve Cup

ALBUFEIRA, Portugal (March 7, 2014) – For the second straight match at the Algarve Cup, the U.S. Women’s National Team dominated in possession and scoring chances, but this time fell short in a 1-0 loss to Sweden that knocked the USA out of contention for a place in the championship game.

Schelin’s goal came after Sofia Jakobsson blocked a clearance attempt from Ali Krieger in the left corner and managed to swing in a cross. Schelin was flashing across the goal and got her head on the ball to nod it past U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo into the lower right corner. The USA almost got behind Sweden’s compact back line several times in the first half, but was caught offside five times before the break.

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