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Football: US Women's Team Wins Algarve Cup


The United States women's soccer team has won the Algarve Cup in Portugal for the third straight time, beating World Cup champion Germany in the final, 1-0.

The lone goal Tuesday came from Christie Welsh in the 23rd minute, a low driving shot off a pass from Aly Wagner. Welsh finished as the tournament's top scorer, with five goals in four matches. The Americans did not allow a goal in the tournament, also scoring shutout victories over Finland, France and Denmark.

The games were the United States' first since the resignation of April Heinrichs as coach in February and the retirements of long-time stars Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy and Joy Fawcett at the end of last year.

France won the bronze medal at the Algarve Cup by edging Sweden, 3-2.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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