With six points in the bag, the U.S. women's national team are well-positioned to win their Algarve Cup group and advance to the tournament's final. It's on.
Kickoff time: 1:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Municipal Stadium (Lagos, Portugal)
TV/Streaming: Well, there is none for this game. Womp womp. Apparently there is "inadequate lighting" at this stadium for a broadcast, so instead your best bet to follow the action is the USWNT Twitter account. If you want to turn on Fox Sports 1 at 1:30 this afternoon, you can watch Brazil vs. Germany (which I sincerely hope ends 7-1 to Germany).
Projected lineup: Hope Solo in goal, of course, and I'm going Ali Krieger, Becky Sauerbrunn, Christie Rampone, and Meghan Klingenberg across the back. Rampone has returned to fitness after a back injury and was added to this roster in place of Whitney Engen, who suffered a hamstring injury during training. (Also, I definitely thought Rampone was already on the roster, because I'm apparently not good at doing my research, oops. Anyway, now that she is here, I think she gets the start, especially because we'll probably want her to start in the final should we get there.)
In midfield, we'll have Carli Lloyd again (duh), and I think Morgan Brian is good for a start. Christen Press, too, seems to have earned herself a place in the starting XI. I'll take Lauren Holiday and Amy Rodriguez in there as well. Up top, we'll have Alex Morgan.
Prediction: Iceland is winless so far in this tournament, and I don't see that changing today. The USWNT want to ensure they go to the final, and they won't be messing around (although who knows—we can't watch the game so ALL KINDS of shenanigans could go down). I predict a 3-0 win for the U.S.
What are you drinking? Caffeine.