Player-coach Christine Rampone and the rest of the Sky Blue FC defense will have to do a better job than it did last Saturday when Abby Wambach and Lisa De Vanna teamed up for all three goals in the Freedom's 3-1 win that clinched third place.
A bigger loss than Bompastor for Washington could be central defender Anita Asante for Sky Blue FC. Asante has left to join England in training for Finland '09.
A high-scoring game is expected on Saturday. The Freedom and Sky Blue FC combined for 15 goals in their three meeting, including the 4-4 tie a month ago.
The winner will face Saint Louis Athletica Wednesday, and the Super Semifinal winner will go on to meet regular-season champion Los Angeles Aug. 22 at the Home Depot Center.