[WPS] FC Gold Pride, which finished last in Women's Professional Soccer in 2009, temporarily took over first place on Saturday night with a 2-1 win over expansion Atlanta.
Despite playing without starters Christine Sinclair and Candace Chapman, who were Canada for its match against China in Chinngqong on Saturday -- 2-0 win for China -- the Pride edged the Beat.
Second-year player Carrie Dew scored the winning goal for the Bay Area team in the 90th minute.
“Would I rather have a loss and play well or get an ugly win? I’d rather get an ugly win,” said FC Gold Pride coach Albertin Montoya. “Three points goes a long ways and any given team can win."
WEEK 3 RESULTS:
April 24 in Castro Valley, Calif.
FC Gold Pride 2 Atlanta 1.Goals: Milbrett (Abily) 11, Dew (Riley) 90; Ocampo (Kerr) 25.
FC Gold Pride --Barnhart, Riley, Buehler, Graczyk, Wilson (Fountain, 86), Edwards, Dew, Abily (Bosio, 59), O'Hara, Milbrett (Yokers, 76), Marta.
Atlanta --Whitworth, Sesselmann, Bishop, Robinson, Mundy (Cinalli, 56'), Heath, Rasmussen (Thompson, 75'), Yamaguchi, Kerr, Bachmann, Ocampo
WEEK 3 SCHEDULE:
Philadelphia vs. Washington, 6 pm ET
Chicago vs. Sky Blue FC, 6 pm ET
St. Louis vs. Boston, 6 pm ET (FSC)
P TEAM W-L-T (GD)
6 FC Gold Pride 2-1-0 (0)
4 St. Louis 1-0-1 (+2)
4Boston 1-0-1 (+1)
3Washington 1-1-0 (+1)
3Sky Blue FC 1-1-0 (0)
2 Philadelphia 0-0-2 (0)
1 Chicago 0-1-1 (-1)
1 Atlanta 0-2-1 (-3)
2 Sinclair, FC Gold Pride
2Aluko, St. Louis
2 Smith, Boston