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Champions in a Flash
by Paul Kennedy, August 2nd, 2010 12:11AM

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[W-LEAGUE] In only its second season, the Buffalo Flash established itself as one of the greatest teams in the history of the W-League. It won the championship with a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in Saturday's final to finish with a 14-0-2 record.

The Flash was led by Canadian Kelly Parker, the W-League MVP, and Spanish international Veronica Boquete, the Championship Game MVP.

Parker had both two goals, both set up by Boquete, in the 3-1 win over the Atlanta Silverbacks in the semifinals, and Boquete scored twice in the final.

Parker and Mele French joined the Flash this season from German club FC Freiburg, while Boquete arrived in mid-season from Espanyol.

Buffalo's starting lineup in the final included players representing six countries.

The club was founded by the Sahlen family, a well-known meat producer going back six generations. Father Joe Sahlen is a driver on the Grand-Am race series, and daughter Alexandra Sahlen is the Flash president and starts on defense.

Its coach is former New Zealand international Aaran Lines.

FLASH STARTERS:
G-Pamela Tajonar-Alonso, Mexico
D-Kimberly Brandao, Portugal
D-Jenny Jeffers, USA
D-Eartha Pond, England
D-Alexandra Sahlen, USA
M-Katie Holtham, England
M-Kimberly Miller, USA
M-Kelly Parker, Canada
F-Veronica Boquete, Spain
F-Gemma Davison, England
F-Mele French, USA

Flash returns home:



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