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
And the Beat goes on
May 17th, 2010 5:34AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  wps

MOST COMMENTED

[WPS] The expansion Atlanta Beat is winless in six games following its 2-0 loss at home to the Washington Freedom before only 3,112 fans at its new KSU Soccer Stadium.

Abby Wambach broke the WPS single-season assist record -- in only six games -- with her seventh assist to go along with a goal for the Freedom.

The rematch between of last year's Super Semifinal between Saint Louis and Sky Blue FC ended in a 2-2 tie played before 2,346 fans, the fourth lowest crowd in WPS history.

Finnish international Laura Kalmari buried a pair of goals for Sky Blue FC, but English forward Eniola Aluko's fourth goal of the season -- a league high -- in the 85th minute earned the Athletica a draw.

WPS takes next weekend off due to international activity.

WEEK 6 RESULTS:
May 16 in Kennesaw, Ga.
Atlanta 0 Washington 2. Goals: Lene Mykjaland (Wambach) 29; Wambach (Becky Sauerbrunn) 64'
Atlanta -- Maron, Robinson, Bishop, McNeill, Larkin, Zerboni (Mundy, 10), Kerr, Thompson (Sesselmann, 74), Rasmussen, Cinalli (Ocampo, 65), Bachmann.
Washington -- McLeod, Moros (Singer, 82), Whitehill, Marshall, Sauerbrunn, Gilbeau (Goebel, 55), Huffman, Long, Bompastor, Wambach, Mykjaland (Welsh, 74).  
Att.: 3,112.

May 16 in Fenton, Mo.
Saint Louis 2 Sky Blue FC 2. Goals: Boxx (pen.) 9, Aluko (Boxx) 86; Kalmari (Dallstraem) 58, Kalmari (O'Reilly) 62.
Saint Louis -- Solo, Elaine, Ellertson, Fletcher (Asante, 46), Weber,  DiMartino (Edlund, 66), Blank, Boxx, Chalupny, Aluko, Tarpley
Sky Blue FC -- Bardsley, Trotter, Dowling, Taylor, Johnson, Kalmari, Averbuch (Schoepfer, 90), Rosana, White (Salem, 91+), Dallstream (Landstrom, 59'), O'Reilly. 
Att.: 2,346

May 15 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago 0 Philadelphia 1. Goal: Lohman (Rodriguez) 7.
Chicago -- Loyden, Dalmy, Engen, Markgraf, Spilger (Masar, 79), Rapinoe (Asllani, 46), Formiga, Chapman, Carney, Cristiane (McDonald, 66), Nogueira.
Philadelphia -- LeBlanc, Krzysik, Falk, Larsson, Mitts, Lohman, Buczkowski, Lindsey, Seger (Magnusdottir, 73), Sanderson (Senty, 83), Rodriguez (Adams, 88)   
Yellow Cards: Chicago -- Formiga 83.
Referee: Tony Crush.
Att.: 5,645

May 14 in Cambridge, Mass.
Boston 1 FC Gold Pride 2. Goals: Marta 16, Marta (Gulbrandsen) 38; Smith (Cheney) 23.
Boston -- Phillips, Scott, LePeilbet, Moore, Cox, del Rio (Hemmings, 76), Osborne, Weimer (Fabiana, 62), Lilly, Smith (Angeli, 86), Cheney.
FC Gold Pride -- Barnhart, Riley, Buehler, Chapman, Gulbrandsen (Bosio, 46), Graczyk (Wilson, 62), Edwards, Dew, Marta, Milbrett (Yokers, 74), Sinclair.
Referee: Ted Unkel
Att.: 5,283.

STANDINGS:
P TEAM W-L-T (+/-)

15
FC Gold Pride 5-1-0 (+5)
11 Philadelphia 3-1-2 (+3)
10 Washington 3-2-1 (+3)
10 Sky Blue FC 3-2-1 (0)
-------------------------------
9 St. Louis 2-1-3 (+1)
6 Boston 1-2-3 (-2)
4 Chicago 1-4-1 (-3)
1 Atlanta 0-5-1 (-7)

LEADING SCORERS:
4 +1 Aluko, Saint Louis
3 +2 Marta, FC Gold Pride
3 +2 Kalmari
, Sky Blue FC
3 +1 Smith, Boston
3 Sinclair, FC Gold Pride
2 +1 Mykjaland
, Washington
2 +1 Wambach, Washington
2 Milbrett, FC Gold Pride
2 Nogueira
, Chicago
2 Sawa
, Washington
2 Falk
, Philadelphia
2 Kai
, Sky Blue FC



0 comments
  1. Emily Hester
    commented on: May 17, 2010 at 8:27 a.m.
    The assist to the Wambach goal was from Sonia Bompastor who crossed to Wambach for the header goal. Bompastor returned to the field with staples in her forehead after a header collision with Atlanta's Zerboni, who was taken to the hospital. Wambach made the header after returning to play from a broken nose a week ago. You should be covering how tough the women are not just the men.

  1. Bruce Gowan
    commented on: May 17, 2010 at 8:57 a.m.
    I watched the Atlanta/Boston game on FSC and for the second week in a row the talk from the booth was all about Bachman. She is a nice young player who has some technical skills BUT shows poor tactical knowledge and is not strong on the ball. The next Marta she is not. She does not possess the speed, strength, toughness or tactical sense of Marta. Is her pro league experience really that good?


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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
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 ...
What They're Saying: Professor Cheryl Cooky    
"Gender is probably a factor. We have in our culture a protectionist stance toward women." -- ...
Three Americans nominated for top WWC award    
Americans Julie Johnston, Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe are on the short list for the adidas ...
Gold Cup: Klinsmann gives Dempsey's captaincy to Bradley    
Not unexpectedly, U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named Michael Bradley his captain for the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives