With the U.S. women's national team putting the finishing touches on its 10th Algarve Cup title, Hope Solo made sure the championship game ended without a blemish.
After Meghan Klingenberg was whistled for a penalty after yanking Marie-Laure Delie's arm in the box, Solo saved Amandine Henry's ensuing penalty kick in the 82nd minute, preserving the 2-0 scoreline over France that the USA maintained until the final whistle.
The win exacted an amount of revenge for Jill Ellis' side, which had lost to France 2-0 in a friendly last month.
Solo conceded just one goal during four matches in the Algarve Cup–and none in the final three matches–to mark her return from a 30-day suspension. The U.S. women return to the field on April 4 in St. Louis, taking on New Zealand.
The Americans then take on Ireland, Mexico and South Korea in a three-game send-off series before beginning the World Cup against Australia on June 8 in Winnipeg, Canada.