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Week 6: Marta and Kelly Smith, the showdown
by Paul Kennedy, May 1st, 2009 7AM
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[WPS]  The Los Angeles Sol's Marta and Boston Breakers' Kelly Smith return to WPS action after missing last week's play, and they meet for the first time Saturday at Harvard Stadium. For a look at all the WPS weekend action ...

Saturday, May 2
Boston Breakers vs. Los Angeles Sol, 7 pm ET
Site:Harvard Stadium, Allston, MA

Matchup
The first of back-to-back meetings between the Sol and Breakers features WPS's two most dangerous players, the Sol's Marta and the Breakers' Kelly Smith. Marta was away last week with Brazil and didn't play in the Sol's 0-0 tie at St. Louis. Kelly, WPS's first Player of the Month, was available but didn't play in Boston's 4-0 loss at Chicago. She had played two days earlier for England.

By the Numbers

Sol goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc has opened the season with four consecutive shutouts. She is the only goalkeeper who has yet to give up a goal.

Sunday, May 3
Washington Freedom vs. Saint Louis Athletica, 6 pm ET (TV: FSC)
Site:Maryland SoccerPlex, Boyds, MD
By the Numbers
It's a battle of WPS's worst defense (Freedom has allowed nine goals in four games) against the worst offense (St. Louis hasn't scored in three games).

What They're Saying
"I'm so impressed with the level of play. The personality is starting to show on the field and we are in communities that really embrace the game, which is so important."
-- Former U.S. star Mia Hamm on WPS. Hamm and former U.S. teammate Siri Mullinix will be inducted into the Freedom's Hall of Freedom at halftime of Sunday's game. (Soccer Insider)

FC Gold Pride vs. Sky Blue FC, 8 pm ET
Site:Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa, Clara, CA
History
The late Sunday match marks the first time two WPS teams have met for a second time. FC Gold Pride and Sky Blue FC played to a 1-1 draw in New Jersey three weeks ago.

Homecoming
The game marks the return of Sky Blue FC coach Ian Sawyers to the Bay Area, where he coached Stanford (1993-95) and the WUSA's San Jose CyberRays  (2001-03).

 

 



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