Mid-Day Ticker: USWNT win Algarve Cup; Tevez charged; and more

Mid-Day Ticker: USWNT win Algarve Cup; Tevez charged; and more

U.S. Women's National Team

Mid-Day Ticker: USWNT win Algarve Cup; Tevez charged; and more

Verena Faibt, Alex Morgan, Saskia Bartusiak

By VINCE MADURI

The US Women’s National Team defeated Germany 2-0 Wednesday to win the Algarve Cup in Portugal.

Alex Morgan got on the end of a Sydney Leroux cross in the 13th minute to open the scoring, then Morgan capitalized on a defensive miscommunication to net her second of the afternoon and clinch a US victory.

Morgan also scored the equalizing goal against Sweden to propel the US into the final, giving her the last three goals the United States scored in this tournament.

Here are some more soccer stories to get you through your Wednesday:

CARLOS TEVEZ CHARGED

Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez has been charged with driving while disqualified and driving without insurance, Cheshire Police announced Wednesday.

Tevez was arrested at 5:13 pm March 7 on suspicion of driving while disqualified.  The 29-year-old had been banned from driving in January after pleading guilty to two counts of failing to supply information over incidents in which his car was clocked speeding.

Tevez was banned from driving for six months, as well as ordered to pay 1,540 pounds in fines and court costs.

CHELSEA – MANCHESTER UNITED REPLAY DATE SET

The Chelsea vs. Manchester United FA Cup replay has been set for April 1 following the international break between March 18-27.

Chelsea have put back a Premier League matchup with Southampton March 30 to make room for the match, while Manchester United will have to do the same with a game against Sunderland.

The teams drew 2-2 at Old Trafford on Sunday to force the replay, and the winner will take on Manchester City in the semifinals of the FA Cup.

TEVEZ AND NASRI AMONG RUMORED PLAYERS MANCHESTER CITY PLAN TO CLEAR OUT

According to the Guardian, Manchester City are planning on clearing out 11 players in this summer’s transfer window to make room for new signings the club believes will push City over the top in the Champions League.

Among those rumored to be on the list are forwards Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko, midfielders Samir Nasri and Gareth Barry.

Roberto Mancini is reportedly of the belief that Manchester City were not able to meet expectations in the Champions League after the club was unable to bring in the targeted players during last summer’s window, such as Robin van Persie, and clearing out certain players will ensure City don’t make the same mistakes this time around.

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