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Week 3: Boston and Washington open at home
April 10th, 2009 7AM

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All the Women's Professional Soccer action is on the East Coast this weekend with home openers for Boston and Washington and Sky Blue FC's second game at TD Bank Park. For a look at Saturday's games ...

Saturday, April 11
Boston Breakers vs.  Saint Louis Athletica (7 pm ET)
Site: Harvard Stadium, Cambridge, MA
Last Week
Both teams lost their openers. Boston fell at FC Gold Pride, 2-1, while St. Louis lost at home to Chicago, 1-0.

Player to Watch
Englishwoman Kelly Smith was sensational for the Breakers against FC Gold Pride, scoring once and hitting the crossbar on another attempt late in the game. She's surely the most dangerous left-footed player in the league.

What They're Saying
"It's great for any profession, whether it's a sports profession, business profession, for young girls to see women doing things that they want to. Because if you don't see that, you tend to not think it's possible. So now that we have women's professional soccer back, these young girls can say, 'You know what, maybe I'll do that one day.'"
-- Breakers star Kristine Lilly, who has won two World Cups and two Olympic gold medals. (Wicked Local Marion)

Washington Freedom vs. Chicago Red Stars (6 pm ET)
Site: Maryland SoccerPlex, Germantown, MD
Last Week
Chicago won its opener at St. Louis, 1-0, on a goal by Lindsay Tarpley. The Freedom beat the University of Virginia, 2-0, in the Kixx Against Breast Cancer, an annual tradition for the Freedom since 2001. Abby Wambach and Jayme Leigh Cargnoni scored.

Player to Watch
Swede Caroline Jonsson, the only starting goalie imported for the inaugural WPS season, was outstanding in the opener, outdueling St. Louis keeper Hope Solo. Jonsson had four saves in recording the shutout.

Sky Blue FC vs. FC Gold Pride (7:45 pm ET)
Site: TD Bank Park, Bridgewater, NJ
Last Week
FC Gold Pride thrilled a crowd of more than 6,000 at Buck Shaw Stadium with a 2-1 win over Boston. Sky Blue wasn't so lucky, falling, 2-0, to Los Angeles in its home opener.

Player to Watch

Tiffany Weimer stole the show in the Gold Pride's opener, taking all its set pieces and showing off her skills off both goals -- cross for Eriko Arakawa's header and back-heel that started the sequence that led to Tiffeny Milbrett's goal. Weimer prepped for WPS by playing in Brazil -- one of the few American women to try her luck there.



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