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U.S. women's soccer team's unbeaten streak ends at 43
U.S. women's soccer team's unbeaten streak ends at 43

The U.S. women's soccer team's two-year unbeaten streak ended at 43 games Friday with a 1-0 loss to Sweden and former coach Pia Sundhage at the Algarve Cup in Albufeira, Portugal. Lotta Schelin beat goalkeeper Hope Solo with a header in the 24th minute. The U.S. had been 36-0-7 since a 1-0 loss to Japan at the Algarve Cup on March 5, 2012, and 16-0-4 under Tom Sermanni, who took over as coach after Sundhage left in 2012 to lead her native Sweden. The U.S., which was eliminated, had a chance to take the lead in the 15th minute, but Abby Wambach's penalty kick was pushed past a post by goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl after U.S. midfielder Amy Rodriguez was fouled. ...

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