New England Soccer Today

WNT Wins 3rd Place Match at Algarve

Alex Morgan scored a hat trick in the U.S. women’s 4-0 victory over Sweden in Wednesday’s Third-Place match of the Algarve Cup.

Morgan’s scored goals in the 4th, 33rd and 71st minutes, while Abbey Wambach tallied in the 37th minute. Reserve keeper Nicole Barnhart kept the Swedes off the board by stopping the four shots she faced on the day at Estadio Municipal in Parchal, Portugal.

The U.S. returns to action on April 1  against the same Japan side that denied them a chance to claim their ninth Algarve Cup championship in the final stage of Group B play, which the 2011 World Cup champions won 1-0 on Monday. The rematch will take place in Senai, Japan, and will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 6:30am ET.

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