Carli Lloyd and Iceland captain Katrin Jonsdottir in the most recent match between the two sides in 2006 in Richmond, Va.
The U.S. Women's National Team plays tomorrow against Iceland at Ferreiras, a small stadium very close to the team hotel. The U.S. Women are 5-0-0 at this venue during the Algarve Cup, most recently defeating Finland there 1-0 in 2007, but the stadium is notorious for gusting, whipping winds. This is also the stadium in which more than once a stray dog has run on the field during the game, and refused to leave. The rain seems to have stopped here in the Algarve, so everyone is hoping for a nice and wind-free, not too mention dog-free, day.
As the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States, U.S. Soccer has helped chart the course for the sport in the USA for more than 90 years. In this time, the Federation’s mission statement has been very simple and very clear: to make soccer, in all its forms, a preeminent sport in the United States and to continue the development of soccer at all recreational and competitive levels.