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Posted on: Monday, March 1, 2010

Soccer: U.S. tops Sweden 2-0, reaches Algarve Cup final


Associated Press

FERREIRAS, Portugal Second-half substitute Lauren Cheney scored twice to lead the United States over Sweden 2-0 Monday and put the Americans in their eighth consecutive Algarve Cup final.

Cheney gave the U.S. the lead in the 56th minute when she ran onto a pass from Casey Nogueira, rounded the goalkeeper and slotted home from a tight angle. Cheney added her third goal of the tournament with three minutes left on a powerful shot into the top left corner.

The United States (3-0) has won the title six times in nine years.