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Japan scores late to tie U.S. in Algarve Cup group play
Japan scores late to tie U.S. in Algarve Cup group play

PARCHAL, Portugal -- Aya Miyama scored with a 35-yard free kick in the 83rd minute to give Japan a 1-1 draw with defending champion United States on Wednesday in their opening Group B match of the Algarve Cup women's soccer tournament. Sydney Leroux scored in the 59th minute for the U.S., which extended its unbeaten streak to 43 games since a March 2012 loss to Japan at the Algarve Cup. Carli Lloyd put the ball into the net with a volley in only 72 seconds after Leroux's shot hit a defender and bounced to her, but the goal was disallowed because Lloyd was ruled offisde. Miyama scored with a powerful shot that goalkeeper Hope Solo knocked into an upper corner with a diving...

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