The Chicago Red Stars snapped a nine-game winless streak -- the longest in Women's Professional Soccer's short history -- and did it dramatic
fashion, becoming the first team in WPS history to come from behind to win a game with a 2-1 over Washington.
The Stars got a pair of second-half goals Wednesday night from Cristiane
and Lindsay Tarpley
to beat the Freedom, 2-1. They also ended their WPS-record scoreless streak at 451 consecutive
The Freedom jumped out to a 1-0 first half lead when Abby Wambach
scored in the 34th minute on an assist from Lisa De Vanna
With the win, Chicago moves into fifth place in the WPS standings with 14 points, two points behind Washington, which has a game in hand.
Stars have played two more games than every other team in WPS except leader Los Angeles, which holds a 16-point lead on its nearest rival.