U.S. women tie China in Algarve Cup opener

March 9, 2006
FARO, Portugal -- The U.S. women's soccer team opened the Algarve Cup with a 0-0 tie against China on Thursday.

The three-time champion Americans outshot China 16-8, getting 12 shots in the second half. Ally Wagner hit the crossbar in the 87th minute, and Abby Wambach just missed scoring in the 89th when her shot after goalkeeper Hope Solo's long punt was just outside the left post.

"We were able to settle the ball more in the second half," Wagner said. "The field ...

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