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
What They're Saying: Ashtone Morgan Dec. 8, 1:30 a.m.
"It got to a point where it was harder to play at home than away." -- ...
MLS Moves: 'Burrito' is no longer on the Real Salt Lake menu Dec. 7, 11:26 p.m.
In 2017 at Rio Tinto Stadium the only place to get a burrito will be at ...
MLS Rewind: Mid-season splurges prove tricky Dec. 7, 11:09 p.m.
One of the strongest arguments for MLS switching seasons from a spring-to-fall to fall-to-spring calendar isn't ...
MLS Cup Countdown: Newcomers deliver for finalists Dec. 7, 11:07 p.m.
Neither the Seattle Sounders not Toronto FC would likely be in the 2016 MLS Cup without ...
Video Pick: Terrific volley for Porto by Mexico's 'Tecatito' Dec. 7, 7:21 p.m.
Mexico's 23-year-old Jesus "Tecatito" Corona scored Porto's second goal in a 5-0 UEFA Champions League win ...
USMNT: Arena meets Bundesliga quintet Dec. 7, 4:56 a.m.
Less than two weeks after taking the job, new U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena has ...
MLS Moves: Hedges signs new deal with FC Dallas Dec. 7, 3:52 a.m.
Keeping a successful team together can be a challenge in MLS, and rather let the contract ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid Dec. 7, 3:51 a.m.
"My son, Kurt, is still a Sounders employee [as an assistant coach and scout], so I ...
MLS Expansion: St. Pete and Carolina enter race Dec. 7, 3:41 a.m.
One recent and a second likely refugee from the NASL threw their hats in the increasingly ...
MLS Expansion: Competition gets crazy Dec. 7, 3:41 a.m.
If the push to get into pro soccer is driven by the desire to get a ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives