Facing former coach Pia Sundhage for the first time, the United States came from behind to tie Sweden 1-1 Monday on Alex Morgan’s 56th-minute goal and advance to the Algarve Cup final for the 10th time in 11 years.
The Americans, who extended their unbeaten streak to 28 games, will play Germany in Wednesday’s title game, seeking their ninth championship in 18 trips to the tournament.
Lisa Dahlkvist put Sweden ahead in the fourth minute of the match at Lagos, Portugal. Dahlkvist’s 40-yard shot came after goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris came off her line for a clearance and still was trying to get back to her net. Harris made her national team debut after starting for the Americans at the 2002 and 2004 Under-19 World Cups.
Morgan tied the score with a header off Megan Rapinoe’s corner kick.
Abby Wambach remained at 154 career goals, four shy of tying Mia Hamm’s international record.
Sundhage left the U.S. team after last summer’s Olympics, where the Americans won their second straight gold medal. Tom Sermanni replaced her this year.
American midfielder Carli Lloyd missed the game because of a minor shoulder injury and midfielder Lauren Cheney left the team due to a family matter, the U.S. Soccer Federation said.
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