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Red Stars snap long skid
by Paul Kennedy, July 2nd, 2009 6:45AM



[WPS] The Chicago Red Stars snapped a nine-game winless streak -- the longest in Women's Professional Soccer's short history -- and did it dramatic fashion, becoming the first team in WPS history to come from behind to win a game with a 2-1 over Washington.

The Stars got a pair of second-half goals Wednesday night from Cristiane and Lindsay Tarpley to beat the Freedom, 2-1. They also ended their WPS-record scoreless streak at 451 consecutive minutes.

The Freedom jumped out to a 1-0 first half lead when Abby Wambach scored in the 34th minute on an assist from Lisa De Vanna.

With the win, Chicago moves into fifth place in the WPS standings with 14 points, two points behind Washington, which has a game in hand.

The Red Stars have played two more games than every other team in WPS except leader Los Angeles, which holds a 16-point lead on its nearest rival.

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