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Rodriguez gets first pro goal
by Paul Kennedy, June 22nd, 2009 7AM

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[WPS] It took 11 games, but Amy Rodriguez, the No. 1 pick in the 2009 WPS Draft, finally got her first goal, scoring in the Boston Breakers' 2-0 win over the struggling Chicago Red Stars. Frenchwoman Camille Abily added to her leading-league tally, scoring in the leader Los Angeles Sol's 2-0 win over FC Gold Pride.

Last-place Chicago, which has lost three in a row, has now played 313 minutes without scoring, dating back to a second-half goal at FC Gold Pride on June 7.  That mark bests the Red Stars' 308-minute scoreless streak from earlier this season and establishes a new WPS record.

Abily and Brazilian Marta scored early for the Sol, which has been the Gold Pride three times this season.

In Saturday action, visiting Washington won, 1-0, at St. Louis on Rebecca Moros' goal in the 81st minute.

The weekend goal total of five goals in three games dropped WPS's season average to 2.025 goals a game.

Results:
June 20 in St. Louis

St. Louis 0 Washington 1. Goal: Moros 83.
St. Louis - Solo, Logterman, Ellertson, McNeill, Weber (Tancredi 27); Fletcher, Cinalli (Larsson 81), Woznuk, Chalupny; Aluko, Welsh (Hanks 58).
Washington - McLeod, Bompastor, Sauerbrunn, Whitehill, Krieger; Lindsey, Long (DeDycker 58), Sawa; De Vanna (Singer 84), Moros, Wambach (Gilbeau 41).
Yellow Cards: St. Louis - Weber 23, Cinalli 35.
Referee: Kari Seitz.
Att.: 2,731.
 
June 21 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago 0 Boston 2. Goals: Rodriguez (Lilly) 22, Lilly pen. 90.
Chicago - Jonsson, Dieke (Cristiane, 46), Krzysik, Oakes (Lloyd, 71), Spilger, Ostberg, Igwe, Klein, Dalmy (Rapinoe, 18), Carney, Tarpley.
Boston - Lipsher, Augustyniak-Goffi (Schmedes, 54), LePeilbet, Chapman, Mitts, Moore (Latham, 68), Scott, Lilly,  Hucles, Smith, Rodriguez (Nobis, 60).
Yellow Cards:  Chicago - Igwe 86, Krzysik 91; Boston - Smith 16.
Referee: Dallas Malhiwsky.
Att.: 3,889.
 
June 21 in Carson, Calif.
Los Angeles 2 FC Gold Pride 0. Goals: Abily (Franko) 17, Marta (Boxx) 25.
Los Angeles - Leblanc, Makoski, Falk, Franko, Cox, Wagner (Larkin, 77), Boxx, Abily, Miyama, Bock (Duan, 67), Marta.
FC Gold Pride - Barnhart, Robinson (Abegg, 67), Dew, Buehler, Graczyk, Osborne, DiMartino (Weimer, 85), Formiga, Arakawa (Adriane, 57), Sinclair, Milbrett.
Referee: Daniel Fitzgerald.
Att.: 4,593.
 
Standings:
TEAM W L T GF GA P
Los Angeles 8 1 4 17 4 28
Washington 4 3 4 17 18 16
Boston 4 4 3 13 13 15
St. Louis 4 4 2 8 9 14
Sky Blue FC 3 5 3 7 9 12
FC Gold Pride 3 6 3 11 17 12
Chicago 2 5 5 8 11 11

Leading Scorers:
PLAYER (TEAM) G
Abily (Los Angeles) 7
Kelly Smith (Boston) 5
Marta (Los Angeles) 5
Sinclair (FC Gold Pride) 4
De Vanna (Washington) 3
Aluko (St. Louis) 3
Lilly (Boston) 3

Wednesday, June 24
Saint Louis vs. Los Angeles, 8 pm ET   
Boston vs. Washington, 7 pm ET (CSN)
Saturday, June 27
Los Angeles vs. Chicago, 1 pm ET   
Sunday, June 28
Sky Blue FC vs. Saint Louis, 6 pm ET (FSC)

 



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