MLS Soccer

U.S. women collect 8th Algarve Cup title

After needing to win two playoffs to reach the World Cup, the U.S. women's team can leave the Algarve Cup with some much-needed confidence.

Lauren Cheney tied the score in first-half stoppage time, Heather O’Reilly got the go-ahead goal in the 55th minute and the Americans beat Iceland, 4-2, Wednesday night in Faro, Portugal, for their eighth Algarve Cup title.

At the World Cup in Germany, the Americans open against North Korea on June 28, then play Colombia on July 2 and Sweden on July 6.