The U.S. Women's National Team takes on Iceland today in its final Algarve Cup group stage match. The game kicks off at 10:30 a.m. PT. While other Algarve Cup matches have been televised, this match will not be on TV or streamed online, due to poor lighting at the stadium.
The USWNT opened the Algarve Cup with a 2-1 victory over Norway, propelled by two second-half goals from Carli Lloyd. They followed up with a 3-0 win against Switzerland, with goals from Alex Morgan, Amy Rodriquez, and Abby Wambach. Seattle Reign FC players Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe, and Sydney Leroux all saw time in the first Group B matches.
If the USWNT get a victory today, they'll play in the Algarve Cup final against France on March 11, who advanced after beating Japan 3-1 today (Naho scored Japan's only goal). The U.S. fell 2-0 to France just a month ago.
The starting lineup looks a lot different than previous formations, with Kelley O'Hara getting her first start in awhile at right back, and USWNT coach Jill Ellis opting for a much more defensively focused midfield.
Here are the #USWNT starters for today's match vs. Iceland to finish Group B at the 2015 Algarve Cup in Portugal. pic.twitter.com/juVzwJlncY— U.S. Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) March 9, 2015
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In the Algarve Cup, there are three groups. The two group winners with the most points advance to the final (if all three group winners are tied on points, the top two are determined by a series of tiebreakers).