March 3, 2010
VYING FOR THE TITLE
U.S. women vs. Germany for Algarve crown
The U.S. Women’s National Team is set for its unprecedented eighth consecutive Algarve Cup title game, where it will take on Germany in Faro Wednesday.
The game will be played at the Estadio Algarve, built for the 2004 European Championships.
The championship game is set for 4 p.m. local/11 a.m. ET and fans can follow live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.
No other country has made more than three consecutive finals as Norway played in the 1996, 1997 and 1998 title matches, but the U.S. has more than doubled that total.
Still, in the championship game awaits superb German side that has demolished the competition during the Algarve Cup, scoring 16 goals, the most in group play during the tournament’s 17-year history.
The U.S. has dealt with less than ideal field conditions due to the heavy rains that have hit the Algarve region, but the reward for making the championship is a large, flat and hopefully somewhat dry playing surface at Estadio Algarve. Germany will have the advantage of playing its final group match at Estadio Algarve, but the spectacular venue is a fitting place for the world’s top-two ranked teams to meet with a tournament championship on the line.