U.S. to play at Algarve Cup

CHICAGO -- The U.S. women's soccer team will play Japan, Sweden and Denmark in Group B of the Algarve Cup in Portugal next month.

The Americans said Wednesday they will open against Japan on March 5, face Sweden and former U.S. coach Pia Sundhage two days later and end the first round against Denmark on March 10.

Sites and kickoff times have not been determined.

The U.S. has won the tournament in nine of 18 previous trips.

Group A includes China, Germany, Iceland and Norway. The Group A and B winners play for the title on March 12.

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