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Rampone shows off hoops moves, nets first pro goal
by Paul Kennedy, April 19th, 2014 11:58PM
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[NWSL: Week 2]Longtime U.S. national team defender Christie Rampone scored her first goal in 110 games as a professional, dating back to the New York of the old WUSA, but Sky Blue FC had to settle for a 1-1 tie with the Portland Thorns when Allie Long converted a penalty kick for the defending champions and Kelley O'Haraput her late spot kick for Sky Blue FC wide.

“I was boxing out in my basketball move when the ball came across, and I was like ‘Do I clear it or put it in? Where am I?’” Rampone joked of the goal that she scored in the 25th minute after Sophie Schmidt's shot hit the post. “It kind of hit off me and went in. It was a fun moment, but then it was immediately back to business.”

Rampone goal (@57:40)


Rampone, who was also a basketball (and lacrosse) star in college at Monmouth, is the lone active player from the 1999 U.S. Women's World Cup championship team. She has scored four goals for the USA in 291 appearances, but she was shut out in each of her first seven pro seasons spanning three leagues.

Christie Rampone, Pro Career:
GP/G TEAM, LEAGUE (YEAR)
18/0 New York Power, WUSA (2001)
19/0 New York Power, WUSA (2002)
18/0 New York Power, WUSA (2003)
14/0 Sky Blue FC, WPS (2009)
16/0 Sky Blue FC, WPS (2010)
11/0 magicJack, WPS (2011)
12/0 Sky Blue FC, NWSL (2013)
2/1 Sky Blue FC, NWSL (2014)

Crystal Dunn showed off why she was the No. 1 draft pick in the 2014 NWSL College Draft, setting up Canadian Diana Matheson twice in the first half of the Washington Spirit's 3-1 victory over FC Kansas City.

Between Matheson goals, Amy Rodriguez scored her second goal in two games for Kansas City but Lauren Holiday missed her penalty kick. Christine Nairn closed out the scoring for the Spirit with a free kick late in the first half.

Like Dunn a rookie with U.S. national team experience, Julie Johnston scored in her debut to give the Chicago Red Stars a 1-0 win over the Western New York Flash in their season opener played at the Chicago Fire's Toyota Park.

NWSL WEEK 2, Results:
Saturday, April 19
Washington 3 FC Kansas City 1
Chicago 1 Western NY 0
Sky Blue FC 1 Portland 1

NWSL WEEK 2, Schedule:
Sunday, April 20
6:30 pm ET
Boston vs. Houston

NWSL Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
4 Portland 1-0-1 2/1
3 Seattle 1-0-0 3/0
3 Western NY 1-1-0 3/2
3 Chicago 1-0-0 1/0
3 Washington 1-1-0 4/4
2 Sky Blue FC 0-0-2 2/2
1 FC Kansas City 0-1-1 2/4
0 Houston 0-0-1 0-1
0 Boston 0-1-0 0/3


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