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Sky Blue wins in Rampone's coaching debut
by Paul Kennedy, August 6th, 2009 7AM

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[WPS] U.S. national team captain Christine Rampone won her first game as coach of Sky Blue FC -- the team's third coach of the season -- as the New Jersey team kept its playoff hopes alive with a 2-0 win over FC Gold Pride Wednesday before a sellout crowd of 5,455 at Yurcak Field. Rampone's first game didn't exactly start smoothly as she had to replace goalkeeper Karen Bardsley for Jenni Branam in the starting lineup at the last minute, forcing Sky Blue FC to use one of its substitutions

Brazilian Rosana and Natasha Kai scored second-half goals for Sky Blue FC, which moved into a tie for third place with Washington, one point ahead of Boston.

"I think it's definitely a little different as a coach," said Rampone. "You're thinking about some changes your going to make as well as playing my role and making sure everyone's playing with confidence and trying to decide what formation we might have to change into if things are working out but I think we weathered the storm in the first half."

The final two playoff berths behind Los Angeles and Saint Louis will be decided this weekend.

Washington hosts Sky Blue FC Saturday, while Boston meets Los Angeles Sunday at Harvard Stadium.

-- Washington (26 points) clinches a playoff berth with a win OR tie against Sky Blue FC OR Boston loss against Los Angeles.

-- Sky Blue (26 points) clinches a playoff berth with a win against Sky Blue FC OR Boston loss or tie against Los Angeles.

-- Boston (25 points) clinches a playoff berth with a win against Los Angeles OR tie against Los Angeles and Washington loss to Sky Blue.

Results:
Aug. 5 in Piscataway, N.J.
Sky Blue FC 2 FC Gold Pride 0. Goals: Rosana (O'Reilly) 46,  Kai (McCallum) 61.
Sky Blue FC - Branam (Bardsley, 1), Schnur, Rampone, Buczkowski, Dowling, O'Reilly, Averbuch, Rosana, Parker (McCallum, 60), White (Hanks, 71), Kai.
FC Gold Pride - Barnhart, Barnes, Dew, Graczyk, Buehler, DiMartino, Milbrett (Yokers, 83), Osborne, Chastain (Adriane, 60), Sinclair, Weimer (Arakawa, 56).
Yellow Cards: Sky Blue FC - Buczkowski 69, Averbuch 71.
Referee: Ted Unkel.
Att.: 5,455.
 
Aug. 5 in Fenton, Mo.
St. Louis 2 Chicago 0. Goals: Welsh (Walsh) 34, Welsh (Tancredi) 64.
St. Louis - Solo, Tancredi, McNeill, Ellertson, Weber, Gray (Walter, 22), Fletcher, Chalupny (Logterman, 46), Stoia, Walsh (Pistorius, 72), Welsh.
Chicago - Jonsson, Dalmy, Krzysik, Spilger (Igwe, 75), Ostberg, Carney, Lloyd, Klein, Rapinoe (Adams, 66), Masar, Cristiane.
Yellow Cards: Chicago - Spilger 38, Lloyd 67.
Referee: Daniel Radford.
Att.: 3,437.

Standings:
TEAM W L T GF GA P
Los Angeles 11 3 5 25 9 38
St. Louis 10 6 3 18 14 33
Washington 7 7 5 29 31 26
Sky Blue FC 7 7 5 18 17 26
Boston 7 8 4 17 18 25
Chicago 5 10 5 18 25 20
FC Gold Pride 4 10 5 16 27 17

Leading Scorers:

Marta (Los Angeles) 9
Camille Abily (Los Angeles) 8
Cristiane (Chicago) 7
Eniola Aluko (St. Louis) 7
Christine Sinclair (FC Gold Pride) 6
Abby Wambach (Washington) 6

Schedule:
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

 

 



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