Cheney, U.S. women win 8th Algarve Cup
Breakers forward Lauren Cheney tied the score in the 43rd minute and Heather O’Reilly got the goahead goal in the 57th, giving the United States a 4-2 victory over Iceland to capture its eighth Algarve Cup title last night in Faro, Portugal.
Carli Lloyd put the Americans ahead in the eighth minute, but Iceland took a 2-1 lead on goals by Katrin Omarsdottir in the 24th and Hallbera Gisladottir in the 26th. Greta Samuelsdottir of Northeastern played the final 27 minutes for Iceland.
After the U.S. built a 3-2 lead, Alex Morgan scored the final goal in the 87th. Breakers defender Rachel Buehler played all 90 minutes, and Stephanie Cox came on in the 67th minute for the U.S. . ..
D.C. United signed 43-year-old keeper Pat Onstad, who retired at the end of last season and became an assistant coach, to a short-term playing contract and placed keeper Steve Cronin (broken wrist) on the disabled list. . . .
Finnish midfielder-defender Teemu Tainio, formerly of English clubs Birmingham, Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur, and defender Stephen Keel signed with the New York Red Bulls.
Tottenham kept up its impressive debut in the Champions League by ousting AC Milan with a 0-0 draw to win 1-0 on aggregate, while German side Schalke shocked Spanish side Valencia with a 3-1 win to win 4-2 on aggregate, thanks to two goals from Jefferson Farfan and one from Mario Gavranovic.