The United States Women's National Team won the Algarve Cup with a 2-0 win over France. The Yanks triumphed thanks to goals by Julie Johnston and Christen Press.
The USWNT avenged a February loss to France and overcame criticism mainly aimed at manager Jill Ellis and her tactics. Julie Johnston, 22, scored her first career goal for the national team. Goalkeeper Hope Solo stepped up and made a big penalty save in the 81st minute.
Sky Blue's Kelley O'Hara entered the match in the 70th minute and played left wing.
The United States will enter the 2015 World Cup as favorites. The tournament is being hosted by Canada in June. It should be noted that no team has won the World Cup and the Algarve Cup in the same year.
Interesting. MT @PCarrESPN: Bad news for #USWNT? No country has won Algarve Cup & WWC in same calendar year. pic.twitter.com/6uSUA1jyhZ— Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle) March 11, 2015
Julie Johnston's goal
Christen Press' goal