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FC Gold Pride takes aim at '09 mark
May 7th, 2010 12:52AM

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[WPS] FC Gold Pride won four games in all of the 2009 season. It can match that total in only its fifth match if it beats Chicago on Saturday. For a look at all the WPS weekend matchups ...

Saturday, May 8
Washington Freedom vs. Boston Breakers (7 pm ET-CSN Washington, CSN New England)
Frenchwoman Sonia Bompastor's move to midfield from the backline paid off with a goal and an assist in the Freedom's 3-1 win over Saint Louis last Saturday. • Abby Wambach already has six assists on the season for the Freedom, tying last year's high for the season.  • The Breakers have not won since beating the Freedom on the road on opening day.

Saint Louis Athletica vs. Philadelphia Independence (8 pm ET)
Philadelphia is the only undefeated team still left in WPS. • Lori Lindsey, who had one goal and three assists  for the Independence in the past two games, was named the WPS Player of the Month for April. • The Athletica has not won a game since opening day.

FC Gold Pride vs. Chicago Red Stars (10 pm ET)
With a a three-game winning streak, FC Gold Pride is just one win away from matching its win total for all of 2009. • Chicago is coming off its best game of the year with a 2-0 victory in Boston. • Forward Casey Nogueira leads all rookies with two goals.

Saturday, May 9
Atlanta Beat vs. Sky Blue FC (7 pm ET-Fox Soccer Channel)
Atlanta is the only team in WPS without a win. It has just one point in its first four games. • The Beat is averaging 0.5 goals per game, and Sky Blue FC is averaging 0.75 goals per game. Chicago (0.75 goals a game) is the only other team average less than a goal a game.

STANDINGS:
P TEAM W-L-T (+/-) 
9 FC Gold Pride 3-1-0 (+1)
8 Philadelphia 2-0-2 (+3)
6 Washington 2-2-0 (+1)
6 Sky Blue FC 2-2-0 (0)
5 St. Louis 1-1-2 (0)
5 Boston 1-1-2 (-1)
4 Chicago 1-2-1 (0)
1 Atlanta 0-3-1 (-4)

LEADING SCORERS:
3 Aluko, Saint Louis
3
Sinclair, FC Gold Pride
2
Nogueira, Chicago
2
Sawa, Washington
2
Falk, Philadelphia
2
Kai, Sky Blue FC
2
Smith, Boston



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