Lindsey Horan, USWNT vs. England, 3.4.17
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International Notebook | Thorns FC players continue in Algarve Cup, SheBelieves Cup

The Algarve Cup and SheBelieves Cup continued over the weekend and Monday, seeing seven Thorns players in action.

Algarve Cup

Christine Sinclair continued her goal-scoring streak in early 2017 with a second game-winner of the Algarve Cup, notching goal No. 167 as Canada earned a 2-1 win against Russia on Friday, March 3.

On Monday, Sinclair captained Canada to a result against Portugal, booking the team's place in the Algarve Cup championship match for a second straight year. 

Hayley Raso earned her second straight start of the Algarve Cup on Friday, March 3, playing all 90 minutes as Australia thwarted a late comeback charge to down the Netherlands 3-2 on Friday. On Monday, Raso came on late as a sub as the Matildas beat China in a come-from-behind, 2-1, win to go atop their group.

She Believes Cup

The race tightened for the SheBelieves Cup on March 4 as Amandine Henry and France played to a scoreless draw against Germany.

In bitterly cold conditions, England edged the United States in the dying moments of the match as Ellen White lifted the Lionesses with a late stoppage-time winner.

Lindsey Horan, who started for the USWNT, Tobin Heath and Allie Long all made appearances in the match, and, per usual, Heath showed off some of her world-class technical abilities for the crowd.

Up next, Australia and Canada wrap up group play at the Algarve Cup, while the United States and France square off in a potential tournament-deciding match in the She Believes Cup on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. (4pm PT, FS1).

U.S. Women's U-23s National Team

Midfielder Celeste Boureille earned a second cap with the U.S. Women's U-23 National Team on Saturday. She came off the bench in a 2-0 loss to England. Also making a sub appearance in that match was 2017 NWSL Draft pick Tyler Lussi. The U.S. U-23s wrap up their series of matches in Spain on Tuesday against Norway.

 

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