Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
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
What They're Saying: Abby Wambach    
"It's nerve-wracking. It's brutal. And I'm not saying this because I'm sitting on the bench and ...
Women's World Cup watch parties set for Sunday    
U.S. Soccer will host a viewing party for Sunday's Women's World Cup final between the USA ...
Olivia the parrot picks Japan over USA    
Olivia, a 10-year-old African gray parrot, is predicting Japan over the USA in the Women's World ...
ICYMI | MLS: Report: New DP procedures formulated    
Allocation money could become even more valuable under new policies adopted by MLS. One of the ...
Reader's Note: Watch for Special July 4th Edition    
Soccer America will publish Soccer America Daily on Saturday as it previews Sunday's Women's World Cup ...
Scouting Report: USA preps for Gold Cup against Guatemala    
Two years ago, the USA tuned up for the Gold Cup with a 6-0 win over ...
Video Pick: Freddy Adu -- Good News, Bad News     
The good news is that Freddy Adu scored an impressive free kick goal. The bad news ...
NASL enters Phase 2; Strikers welcome back ex-coach    
The New York Cosmos, as champions of the 10-game spring season, are ensured a spot in ...
Video Pick: Hope Solo -- 'Why I'm a goalkeeper'    
Hope Solo explains how she embraced the goalkeeper position after having enjoyed more the role of ...
Video Pick: Julie Johnston thanks her family    
Defender Julie Johnston, who has marshaled the American defense that has conceded only one goal at ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives