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

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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)



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