U.S. WOMEN

U.S. women favored again in Algarve Cup

March 1, 2009
By Lindsey Dolich
U.S. women's national team coach Pia Sundhage is already thinking about 2011.

The 2011 FIFA World Cup in Germany, that is. Painted in the shimmering hue of optimism, the gold brick road begins in Portugal, where the 16th annual Algarve Cup will be held from March 4-11. On the eve of Women's Professional Soccer's opening season, the Algarve Cup will also most likely be the sole international tournament in 2009 for the U.S. women's national soccer team.

"I have taken in consideration ...

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