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
Expansion teams to meet in opener
by Paul Kennedy, December 18th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Women's Professional Soccer will open its second season the weekend of April 10-11 with four games, including a match between expansion teams Philadelphia and Atlanta.

The later start will allow teams to being in warmer weather and avoid playing on the Easter holiday weekend.

The Philadelphia Independence, who will host the Atlanta Beat on April 10, will play its home games at West Chester University's John A. Farrell Stadium, which seats 7,500 fans.

Atlanta expects to play its first home game in May at its new stadium built at Kennesaw State University. Home openers for the Los Angeles Sol and Atlanta will be announced soon.

WPS plans to keep its same playoff format, which rewards the regular-season champion with a bye into the final, but replace its postseason all-star game with a mid-year event.

2010 WPS Home Openers:
Saturday, April 10
Washington Freedom vs. Boston Breakers

Sunday, April 11
Philadelphia Independence vs. Atlanta Beat
Saint Louis Athletica vs. FC Gold Pride
Sky Blue FC vs. Chicago Red Stars
(Live on FSC, 6pm ET)
    
Saturday, April 17
Chicago Red Stars vs. Saint Louis Athletica
FC Gold Pride vs. Sky Blue FC

Sunday, April 18
Boston Breakers vs. Philadelphia Independence
(Live on FSC, 6pm ET)



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Youth Boys Report: Brazil edges U.S. U-17s in thriller    
The U.S. under-17 national team fell to Brazil, 4-3, in its second game at the Copa ...
ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional rosters    
[U.S. YOUTH SOCCER] Rosters are set for the annual U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional, ...
NCAA Division I Women's Tournament Scoreboard    
[SCHEDULE: Friday] The NCAA Division I Women's Tournament moves into the second round at regional sites ...
NCAA Division I Men's Tournament Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Thursday] San Diego converted penalty kicks in the 89th and 103rd minutes from Keegan Smith ...
Toronto FC becomes sixth MLS club to launch second team    
[USL PRO] A sixth MLS club announced plans to enter a second team in USL PRO ...
A glimpse into the thinking of Sounders' brain trust    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The closest thing any MLS club is to a European-style members club, like Barcelona ...
Ferguson named Honorary All-American    
[NSCAA] The NSCAA will honor Alex Ferguson as the 2014 Honorary All-American at the organization's All-America ...
Keane, Martins and Nguyen are MLS MVP finalists    
[AWARDS] Robbie Keane, Obafemi Martins and Lee Nguyen, who will all take part in the conference ...
Well, that's rather embarrassing     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] During a scoreless tie with Lithuania earlier this week, Ukraine midfielder ...
Howard wins second Athlete of the Year honor    
[AWARDS] Tim Howard was voted the U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year for the second ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives