U.S. women making strides under Sundhage

March 27, 2008
By Lindsey Dolich
It was all about the angles in the Algarve Cup, as the U.S. women schooled the competition to take the championship game over Denmark 2-1. Yet the key to the United States' success derived not from a formulaic lineup or set-pieces, but from Pia Sundhage's positive, can-do system: simple, exuberant soccer --and the U.S. women are happily buying into it.

A revamped midfield that had Shannon Boxx and Carli Lloyd weaving up the field (with the occasional stiff arm thrown) showcased ...

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