Japan beats U.S. at Algarve Cup
Japan beat the U.S. women's soccer team, just like last summer. And this time, the Japanese didn't need penalty kicks.
Megumi Takase scored on a 6-yard header off Aya Miyama's corner kick in the 84th minute to give the world champions a 1-0 victory Monday at Faro, Portugal, in a rematch of last year's World Cup championship game. The Japanese became the first team in more than three years to hold the Americans scoreless and advanced to a matchup against Germany in the Algarve Cup final.
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