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WPS internationals shine at Algarve Cup

Several names in the Algarve Cup are familiar to WPS fans, and many had some pretty solid tournaments.  Considering the lack of information flowing out of Portugal, here is an inside look at how these players did across the four games of the tournament:

Johanna Rasmussen, Atlanta Beat – Denmark: 242 minutes, 3 GS, 4 GP, 1 Goal

Cathrine Paaske-Sørensen, (Saint Louis Athletica holds WPS rights) – Denmark: 360 minutes, 4 GS, 4 GP

Laura Österberg Kalmari, Sky Blue FC – Finland: 331 minutes, 4 GS, 4 GP, 1 Goal

Solveig Gulbrandsen, FC Gold Pride – Norway: 299 minutes, 3 GS, 4 GP, 2 Goals

Lene Mykjåland, Washington Freedom – Norway: 210 minutes, 3 GS, 3 GP

Holmfridur Magnusdottir, Philadelphia Independence – Iceland: 357 minutes, 3 GS, 4 GP, 2 Goal

Caroline Seger, Philadelphia Independence – Sweden: 128 minutes, 2 GS , 3 GP

Sara Larsson, Philadelphia Independence – Sweden: 163 minutes, 2 GS, 2 GP

Jessica Landström, Sky Blue FC – Sweden: 283 minutes, 3 GS, 4 GP, 1 Goal

Kosovare Asllani, Chicago Red Stars – Sweden: 281 mins, 3 GS, 4 GP, 1 Goal

Also check out the stats for the United States, composed of all WPS players, here.

Here is how the Algarve Cup played out in the placement matches:

Championship: U.S. 3-2 Germany
3rd Place Match: Sweden 2-0 China PR
5th Place Match: Denmark 2-1 Norway
7th Place Match: Romania 1-0 Finland
9th Place Match: Iceland 3-0 Portugal
11th Place Match: Austria 6-0 Faroe Islands

A HUGE thank you goes out to Amanda Vandervort for helping me get my hands on these Portuguese box scores (hopefully the language barrier did not have me computing stats wrongfully or missing players that are in WPS).  Check out her blog here, with exclusive content from Portugal.

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