March 10, 2008
ONTO THE FINAL
U.S. women rout Norway, 4-0
Alvor, Portugal -- The U.S. women will play Denmark in an unprecedented sixth Algarve Cup final after they dominated the second half by scoring four times en route to a 4-0 win over Norway Monday.
|Natasha Kai scored the first U.S. goal in a 4-0 rout of Norway.
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Natasha Kai connected on the first goal on what was a wacky play, catching the Norwegian goalkeeper off guard. Thinking that there was nobody around, the keeper placed the ball on the ground to kick it away. But Kai, stole the ball and buried it into the net in the 55th minute.
Only two minutes later Abby Wambach scored her second goal of the tournament. In the 65th minute, strong play in the Norwegian penalty area led to a Heather O'Reilly goal. Amy Rodriguez made the goalkeeper pay for a misplay in the 90th minute.
The U.S. faces Denmark Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. ET. The game can be followed online on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker.