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All-Stars wrap up season against Sweden's Umea
by Paul Kennedy, August 28th, 2009 11AM
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[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

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