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US beats France 2-0 for 10th Algarve Cup title, avenges loss last month to Les Bleus

  • Ali Krieger, left, of the US, vies for the ball with France's Laura Boulleau during the women's soccer Algarve Cup final match between US and France at the Algarve stadium, outside Faro, southern Portugal, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Ali Krieger, left, of the US, vies for the ball with France's Laura Boulleau during the women's soccer Algarve Cup final match between US and France at the Algarve stadium, outside Faro, southern Portugal, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)  (The Associated Press)

  • Christen Press, of the US, shoots the ball to score her side's second goal against France, during the women's soccer Algarve Cup final match between US and France at the Algarve stadium, outside Faro, southern Portugal, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Christen Press, of the US, shoots the ball to score her side's second goal against France, during the women's soccer Algarve Cup final match between US and France at the Algarve stadium, outside Faro, southern Portugal, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)  (The Associated Press)

  • Julie Johnston, partially seen second right, of the US, celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against France, during the women's soccer Algarve Cup final match between US and France at the Algarve stadium, outside Faro, southern Portugal, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Julie Johnston, partially seen second right, of the US, celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against France, during the women's soccer Algarve Cup final match between US and France at the Algarve stadium, outside Faro, southern Portugal, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)  (The Associated Press)

Julie Johnston scored her first international goal, and the United States beat France 2-0 Wednesday at Faro, Portugal, for the Americans' 10th Algarve Cup title and first in two years.

Christen Press also scored for the second-ranked U.S., which rebounded from a 0-0 draw against Iceland on Monday. No. 3 France had beaten the Americans 2-0 in a January exhibition in Lorient, the first win for Les Bleus in 17 games against the Americans.

It was the 20th appearance for the U.S. in the Algarve Cup, the last tournament before the Women's World Cup in June. France has never won the Algarve title.