Regular-season champion LA Blues head field for final four
[W-LEAGUE] The LA Blues, the 2014 regular-season champions, improved to 13-0-0 with a 2-1 win over the Colorado Pride in the Western Conference final and will head
the semifinal field at the W-League Championship that kicks off Friday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
The Blues, formed through an offseason merger of the LA Strikers and the 2013
W-League champions Pali Blues, won on goals by Sasha Andrews and Elizabeth Eddy. The Pali Blues had earned four trips to
the final four in their six-year history.
The Blues will face the Charlotte Lady Eagles, who took the Southeastern Conference title by defeating the top-seeded Gulf Coast Texans in
penalty kicks after a 2-2 draw. Leah Fortune led the Lady Eagles with a goal and an assist.
The Ottawa Fury and Washington Spirit Reserves meet in
the other semifinals. The Fury beat K-W United, 4-0, before 402 fans on Saturday. Teresa Rynier led Ottawa with two goals. The Spirit Reserves got two goals
each from Kelsey Pardue and Emily Bruder in a 6-0 win over Braddock Road Stars Elite. Ashley Herndon added a goal and three assists.
W-League Conference Finals:
July 19 in Ottawa, Ont.
Ottawa Fury 4 K-W United 0
July 18 in Germantown, Md.
Washington Spirit Reserves 6 Braddock Road Stars
July 19 in Charlotte, N.C.
Charlotte Lady Eagles 2 Gulf Coast Texans 2
(Charlotte Lady Eagles win in shootout.)
July 19 in Los Angeles
LA Blues 2 Colorado Pride 1
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily U.S. U-20s tie Qatar on late Conor Donovan goal April 21, 2:55 p.m. |
The U.S. U-20 men's national team, which is preparing for this summer's U-20 World Cup, tied ... TV Report: NASCAR trumps MLS on Fox Sports April 21, 2:50 p.m.
Fox Sports' decision to bump Sunday's New York City FC-Portland game scheduled to air on Fox ... Expanded Soccer Morning picked up by SiriusXM Radio April 21, 2:07 p.m.
Soccer Morning, the daily soccer talk show, has been picked up daily SiriusXM Radio. Beginning May ... What They're Saying: Greg Vanney April 21, 1:46 p.m.
"I hope they can win it. It would be great for our league and great for ... Mexico's U-23s without Torres and Salcedo April 21, 1:45 p.m.
A conflict with the Copa MX final prevented Erick Torres and Carlos Salcedo from traveling with ... Steve Cherundolo named Hannover 96 assistant coach April 21, 12:48 a.m.
Former U.S. national team defender Steve Cherundolo has been named assistant coach of Bundesliga club Hannover ... Roster: U.S. U-23 women convene in Florida April 20, 11:46 p.m.
Twenty-four college players have been called into to a U.S. U-23 women's national team camp in ... MLS attendance takes big jump April 20, 9:23 p.m.
MLS average attendance is on course to smash the league record set last year and top ... What They're Saying: Klaus Allofs April 20, 7:06 p.m.
"There are a lot of ways of finding out when training is. And it is not ... Video Pick: Obafemi Martins golazo leads best of MLS April 20, 5:59 p.m.
NYC's Mehdi Ballouchy, Toronto's Sebastian Giovinco, Columbus' Federico Higuain, and Seattle's Obafemi Martins and Lamar Neagle ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives