Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Wild night in New Jersey
by Paul Kennedy, July 17th, 2009 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily



[WPS] Sky Blue FC and the Washington Freedom set a Women's Professional Soccer record Wednesday night for goals in a game when they played to a 4-4 tie. Cat Whitehill scored the late equalizer for the Freedom, robbing Sky Blue a chance to pull away from Chicago and the Freedom in the playoff fight. In Wednesday's other game, Boston's 1-0 win over Chicago moved the Breakers into third place, four points ahead of Chicago and Washington, tie for fifth place.

The tone was set early in each half at Rutgers' Yurcak Field when Sky Blue and the Freedom traded goals.

Natasha Kai and Kacey White finished with two goals each for Sky Blue FC, while Australian Lisa De Vanna scored twice for the Freedom.

"It was a really bizarre game -- it went back and forth," said White. "We showed a lot of character coming back after giving up an early goal, but of course we wanted to come up with three points, especially after having the lead that late in the game."

Two minutes into stoppage time, Sky Blue gave up its 4-3 lead when a ball took a surprising deflection off a Sky Blue FC player toward the goal and goalie Jenni Branam could only touch the ball off the crossbar to keep it out. Whitehill flew in to bury the rebound and tie the score at 4-4.

"One point is better than no points," said Sky Blue FC coach Kelly Lindsey. "I don't know that it was a bad tie. It was a really good chance for us to test our character and our heart and I thought that was positive."

Angela Hucles' first-half goal was the difference at Harvard Stadium in the win that gave Boston sole possession of third place, just two points behind second-place Saint Louis.

Los Angeles 11 2 4 24 6 37
St. Louis 7 5 2 13 12 23
Boston 6 6 3 16 16 21
Sky Blue FC 5 6 4 15 16 19
Chicago 4 7 5 13 18 17
Washington 4 6 5 22 26 17
FC Gold Pride 3 8 3 12 21 12

Leading Scorers:
Marta (Los Angeles) 9
Camille Abily (Los Angeles) 8
Cristiane (Chicago) 6
Christine Sinclair (FC Gold Pride) 5
Kelly Smith (Boston) 5
Natasha Kai (Sky Blue FC) 5
Lisa De Vanna (Washington) 5
Eniola Aluko (St. Louis) 4
Sonia Bompastor (Washington) 4

Saturday, July 18
Washington vs. Saint Louis, 5 pm ET
Sunday, July 19
FC Gold Pride vs. Boston, 8 pm ET
Sky Blue FC vs. Chicago, 4:30 pm ET (FSC)
Wednesday, July 22
Saint Louis vs. Sky Blue FC, 8 pm ET
Thursday, July 23
FC Gold Pride vs. Los Angeles, 10 pm ET
Saturday, July 25
Boston vs. Sky Blue FC, 7 pm ET
Sunday, July 26
Saint Louis vs. FC Gold Pride, 6 pm ET (FSC)
Chicago vs. Washington, 4 pm
Wednesday, July 29
Washington vs. Boston, 8 pm ET (CSN)
Saturday, August 1
FC Gold Pride vs. Washington, 6 pm ET
Saint Louis vs. Boston, 8 pm ET
Sunday, August 2
Chicago vs. Los Angeles, 6 pm ET (FSC)
Wednesday, August 5
Sky Blue FC vs. FC Gold Pride, 7 pm ET
Saint Louis vs. Chicago, 8 pm ET
Saturday, August 8
Washington vs. Sky Blue FC, 7 pm ET
Sunday, August 9
Boston vs. Los Angeles, 6 pm ET (FSC)
FC Gold Pride vs. Saint Louis, 8 pm ET


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: Klopp cracks up at mixup    
Liverpool's German coach Jurgen Klopp amused himself after misunderstanding a postgame question following his team's 2-1 ...
What They're Saying: Jose Mourinho    
"This gesture, at 1-0, OK. Not at 4-0. It is a humiliation." -- Jose Mourinho, caught ...
USWNT: Ohai does one (second) better than Williams    
The USA overcame an early deficit to hammer Switzerland, 5-1, before 23,400 fans at Minneapolis' U.S. ...
Crowd Count: MLS breaks attendance marks    
MLS broke its record for average attendance for the third year in a row, finishing with ...
MLS: Decision Day Results    
FC Dallas won the MLS Supporters' Shield when it tied the LA Galaxy, 0-0. New England ...
What They're Saying: Georgia teen Reuben Nsemoh    
"My friends would always talk to me in Spanish and would teach me. I wasn't perfect, ...
U.S. Abroad: Pulisic rescues Borussia Dortmund    
Christian Pulisic came off the bench to set up one goal and score the tying goal ...
Lauren Holiday recovering after successful surgery    
Former U.S. national team star Lauren Holiday is recovering after having successful surgery at Duke University ...
What They're Saying: Jake Edwards    
"It'll evolve slightly for some of those teams over the coming seasons, I believe. We'll find ...
MLS Decision Day: What's at stake    
The 2016 Supporters' Shield and the final two playoff berths are on the line on Sunday ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives