Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
All-Stars wrap up season against Sweden's Umea
by Paul Kennedy, August 28th, 2009 11AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[WPS] Women's Professional Soccer will wrap up its inaugural season Sunday when the  league's All-Stars face Sweden's Umea in Fenton, Mo. (TV: Fox Soccer Channel, live, 5:30 pm ET).

Five Best XI starters -- England's Alex Scott, Kelly Smith and Eniola Aluko and France's Camille Abily and Sonia Bompastor -- are unavailable because of their participation at the 2009 European Women's Championship.

No player from champion Sky Blue FC was named to the original Best XI, though player-coach Christie Rampone has been added to the starting lineup. Heather O'Reilly, the championship game MVP for Sky Blue FC, was added as a reserve.

WPS All-Star Starters:
G-Karina LeBlanc, Los Angeles Sol (Canada)
D-Tina Ellertson, Saint Louis Athletica
D-Amy LePeilbet, Boston Breakers
*D-Christie Rampone, Sky Blue FC
*M-Aya Miyama, Los Angeles Sol (Japan)
M-Shannon Boxx, Los Angeles Sol
M-Lori Chalupny, Saint Louis Athletica
*M-Megan Rapinoe, Chicago Red Stars
^M-Kristine Lilly, Boston Breakers
*F-Cristiane, Chicago Red Stars (Brazil)
F-Marta, Los Angeles Sol (Brazil)
*=next highest vote-getter to replace First XI  
^=at-large selection

WPS All-Star Reserves:
Brittany Klein, Chicago Red Stars
Heather O'Reilly, Sky Blue FC
Tiffeny Milbrett, FC Gold Pride
Christine Sinclair, FC Gold Pride
Hope Solo, Saint Louis Athletica
Abby Wambach, Washington Freedom
Cat Whitehill, Washington Freedom

Umea, Los Angeles Sol star Marta's former club, has won the last four Damallsvenskan's titles and sits in first place with a two-point lead over the second-place Linkopings FC at the summer break.

Umea stars include Mami Yamaguchi, the 2007 MAC Hermann Trophy winner at Florida State, and 18-year-old Swiss forward Ramona Bachmann, who is the second-leading goalscorer in the Damallsvenksan with 14 goals and is generally regarded as the top female teen in the world.

Swedish defenders Johanna Frisk and Frida Ostberg, who played for Los Angeles and Chicago, will suit up for Umea on Sunday.

On Saturday night, WPS will hold its gala dinner at which its season awards will be handed out. The nominees are:

Michelle Akers Player of the Year Award
Eniola Aluko (F) Saint Louis Athletica
Sonia Bompastor (M/D) Washington Freedom
Shannon Boxx (M)  Los Angeles Sol
Lori Chalupny (M)  Saint Louis Athletica
Marta (F) Los Angeles Sol
Hope Solo (GK)  Saint Louis Athletica
Abby Wambach (F)  Washington Freedom
   
MedImmune Defender of the Year Award
Anita Asante (D) Sky Blue FC
Tina Ellertson (D) Saint Louis Athletica
Allison Falk (D) Los Angeles Sol
Amy LePeilbet (D) Boston Breakers
Christie Rampone (D) Sky Blue FC

Goalkeeper of the Year Award
Jenni Branam (GK) Sky Blue FC
Caroline Jonsson (GK) Chicago Red Stars
Karina LeBlanc (GK) Los Angeles Sol
Erin McLeod (GK) Washington Freedom   
Hope Solo (GK) Saint Louis Athletica

Hint Water Sportswoman of the Year
Nancy Augustyniak Goffi (D) Boston Breakers
Amanda Cinalli (F) Saint Louis Athletica
Stephanie Cox (D)  Los Angeles Sol
Jaimel Johnson (GK)  Chicago Red Stars
Tiffeny Milbrett (F)  FC Gold Pride
Christie Rampone (D)  Sky Blue FC
Cat Whitehill (D)  Washington Freedom



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Woodwork can't hold down USA     
[CONCACAF WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP] About the only thing that stood in the way of the U.S. women's ...
Fire goes out with late win over Houston    
[MLS: Friday] Frenchman Florent Sinama-Pongolle made sure Chicago did not finish the MLS season with another ...
James' skills highlight Real Madrid pre-clasico practice    
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] The Real Madrid-Barcelona clasico delivers entertainment even before kickoff. Here's a 40-second peek ...
What They're Saying: Luis Suarez    
"Everyone has different ways of defending themselves. In my case, the pressure and tension came out ...
Ft. Lauderdale is ready for challenge against red-hot Eddies    
[NASL: Week 16] Minnesota United FC and the 2013 champion New York Cosmos played to a ...
Finlay signs new deal with Columbus    
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] For helping drive Columbus into the playoffs after a two-year absence, midfielder Ethan Finlay ...
Referee suspended after felony arrest on fraud charges    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Referee Jose Carlos Rivero, who has worked 17 MLS matches in 2014, has been ...
Wambach nominated for Women's Player of the Year    
[AWARDS] Abby Wambach, who leads the U.S. women with 10 goals but is no longer a ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Thursday] Seyi Adekoya teamed up with fellow freshman Chase Gasper to break a 1-1 tie ...
What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati    
"None of this is personal. Some things could have been phrased differently because the actual opinions ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives