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Solo, U.S. beat Germany to win Algarve Cup

FARO, Portugal -- The United States beat Germany 3-2 on Wednesday in Faro, Portugal, to capture the women's Algarve Cup for the seventh time.

Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer fumbled the ball in the 70th minute and Lauren Cheney tapped it in for the winner.

The Americans dominated in the first half of their eighth straight Algarve final, taking a 2-0 lead when Carli Lloyd and Abby Wambach scored within a five-minute span.

Two-time world champion Germany, looking for its second Algarve title, scored twice against Richland native Hope Solo, tying the game with 15 minutes left on a shot from close range.

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