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
Adams leads Independence movement
by Paul Kennedy, September 24th, 2010 12:38AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  wps


[WPS] Danesha Adams, who was named U.S. Soccer's Young Female Athlete of the Year in 2008 but had only one goal in two seasons in WPS, was the unlikely hero of Women's Professional Soccer's Super Semifinal, coming off the bench to score in the winner in overtime and send the Philadelphia Independence into Sunday's final against FC Gold Pride with a 2-1 win at Boston.

Standing at the far post, Adams scored on a header off a cross from former UCLA teammate Tina DiMartino in the 103th minute. She was so close to post she said she thought she was going to hit her head with it. The Breakers protested that Adams' header went off her arm and into the goal, but referee Kerry Seitz allowed the goal to stand. Replays were inconclusive.

The Breakers later had a chance to equalize, but Kasey Moore's long-range shot hit the crossbar, and Alex Scott failed to convert on the rebound with only goalie Val Henderson to beat.

Like Adams, DiMartino and Henderson a former UCLA star, Lauren Cheney had put Boston ahead in the 22nd minute, but Swede Caroline Seger tied the game seven minutes later off a pass from Amy Rodriguez.

(Click here for local and regional TV schedule of Sunday's final.)



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Minnesota and New York top charts    
[NASL: Week 2] On a night when four of the five games were played before sellout ...
Dempsey involved in eight straight Seattle goals    
[MLS: The USA 20] Clint Dempsey, who had five goals in his last two games for ...
Luis Suarez interviews Paul McCartney    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Liverpool-born Beatles legend Paul McCartney was set to perform a concert ...
FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake set pace    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] A week after losing its first game of the season, FC Dallas rallied after ...
Rampone shows off hoops moves, nets first pro goal    
[NWSL: Week 2] Christie Rampone scored her first goal in a pro career that dates back ...
Kickers rally to earn draw with Pittsburgh    
[USL PRO: Week 5] The Richmond Kickers rallied from two goals down at home to tie ...
Altidore helps Sunderland to stunning win at Chelsea    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Jozy Altidore's tally for the season is still one goal (in now 28 English ...
What They're Saying    
"I saw it on the computer and I understand why they can be talking if it ...
What They're Saying    
"Miami's greatness is about the interaction of a vibrant culture and the water. We will earn ...
Strikers will test measure of progress at Carolina    
[NASL: Week 2] The Fort Lauderdale Strikers, seventh and fifth in the NASL's two half-seasons, will ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives