Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
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
Freedom win sets up first-place showdown
May 31st, 2010 1:05AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  wps

MOST COMMENTED

[WPS] The Washington Freedom got first-half goals from Rebecca Moros and Abby Wambach and held on to defeat the Philadelphia Independence, 2-1, on Sunday evening and extend its unbeaten streak to four games. The win sets up a top-of-the-table clash Saturday between first-place FC Gold Pride and the Freedom in Castro Valley, Calif.

"I don't think we played our best game," said Freedom coach Jim Gabarra, "but we got the result. We could have made it easier on ourselves. Philadelphia is always going to make it tough. They are going to battle. They are a very physical team. They have the most penalties in the league."

Gabarra acknowledged the challenge ahead against the Pride.

"It will be tough on our defense," he said, "but I think we played well in the back this week. Hopefully we can build on that."

RESULTS:
May 30 in Boyds, Md.
Washington 2 Philadelphia 1. Goals: Moros (Welsh) 25, Wambach (pen.) 34; Sanderson 91+.
Washington -- McLeod, Sauerbrunn, Marshall, Whitehill, Moros (Miskel, 90), Goebel (Singer, 73), Bompastor, Long, Huffman, Welsh (Gilbeau, 66), Wambach
Philadelphia -- Henderson, Senty (Buczkowski, 46), Falk, Larsson, Mitts (Sanderson, 68), Kryzsik (Patterson, 77), Lohman, Seger, Lindsey, Rodriguez, Magnusdottir.
Referee: Ted Unkel.
Att.: 3,762.

May 29 in Piscataway, N.J.
Sky Blue FC 0 Boston 0.
Sky Blue FC -- Bardsley, Trotter, Koster, Taylor, Schnur,  Kalmari, Averbuch, Rosana (Schoepfer, 85), White (Landstrom, 72), Dallstream (Kai, 47), O'Reilly
Boston -- Phillips, Scott, LePeilbet, Moore, Cox, Osborne, Weimer (Fabiana, 64), del Rio (Angeli, 83), Lilly (Bogus, 88), Smith, Cheney.
Referee: Donald Dellavia
Att.: 3,418.

May 29 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago 1 FC Gold Pride 0. Goal: Asllani (Dalmy) 56
Chicago -- Loyden, Markgraf, Dalmy, Engen, Spilger, Formiga, Carney, Chapman, Rapinoe (Nogueira, 58), Cristiane (Sitch, 91+), Asllani (Masar, 68).
FC Gold Pride -- Barnhart, Riley, Buehler, Chapman, O'Hara, Marta, Sinclair, Graczyk (Bosio, 77), Edwards, Milbrett (Wilson, 61), Dew (Gulbrandsen, 84).
Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero.
Att.: 3,845.

SCHEDULE:
June 5
FC Gold Pride vs. Washington, 10 pm ET
June 6
Philadelphia vs. Sky Blue FC, 6 pm ET
Chicago vs. Atlanta, 6 pm ET FSC

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

15
FC Gold Pride 5-2-0 (+4)
13 Washington 4-2-1 (+4)
11 Philadelphia 3-2-2 (+2)
11 Sky Blue FC 3-2-2 (0)
-------------------------------
7 Boston 1-2-4 (-2)
7 Chicago 2-4-1 (-2)
1 Atlanta 0-5-1 (-7)
Note: Results against disbanded St. Louis count in the standings.

LEADING SCORERS:
4 Aluko, Saint Louis
3 +1 Wambach, Washington
3 Marta, FC Gold Pride
3 Kalmari
, Sky Blue FC
3 Smith, Boston
3 Sinclair, FC Gold Pride



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Manchester United and Liverpool in driver's seats    
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Group play in the Guinness International Champions Cup concludes Saturday with four games. Manchester ...
Dayton head coach van Druenen steps down    
[USL PRO: Week 20] Sid van Druenen has resigned as head coach of the Dayton Dutch ...
Kansas City aims to join Seattle in playoffs    
[NWSL: Week 17] FC Kansas City will look to join the regular-season champion Seattle Reign FC ...
U.S. under-23 men's national team roster    
[BAHAMAS CAMP] The U.S. under-23 men's national team roster will hold a five-day camp, beginning Sunday, ...
Revs' Fagundez gets Uruguay U-20 call-up    
[MLS: Friday] The New England Revolution announced that 19-year-old midfielder Diego Fagundez has been called into ...
Our All-Star Game guide: 11 things to do in Portland    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] There's lots happening around Wednesday's AT&T MLS ALL-Star Game in Portland with an NWSL ...
U.S. attendance records, from Hakoah to Olympics    
[CROWD COUNT] A crowd of 109,000 is expected Saturday at the Big House, home of University ...
What They're Saying: James Rodriguez    
"I'm here just as another player. There are many stars; I'll try to help out." -- ...
2014 NPSL All-League Team    
[AWARDS] Two players each from the NPSL finalists New York Red Bulls U-23s (Victor Manosalvas and ...
U.S. women to face Mexico twice in September    
[DATEBOOK] The U.S. women's national team has scheduled its second and third pre-Women's World Cup qualifying ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives