Sinclair and Marta lead Pride past champs

[WPS] FC Gold Pride got a pair of goals from Canadian Christine Sinclair and Brazilian star Marta's first goal of the season to beat defending champion Sky Blue FC, 3-1, in its first game at its temporary home at the Castro Valley Athletic Stadium.

Rookie Kelley O'Hara assisted on the first and third goals for the Pride, who dominated the game with an 18-6 shot advantage.

Another rookie, Casey Nogueira, had the tying goal for Chicago in its 1-1 tie with St. Louis that earned the Red Stars their first point of the season.

WEEK 2 RESULTS:
April 17 in Castro Valley, Calif.
FC Gold Pride 3 Sky Blue FC 1. Goals: Sinclair (Abily) 12, Sinclair (O'Hara) 76, Marta (O'Hara) 83; Rosana 50.
FC Gold Pride -- Barnhart, Riley, Buehler, Chapman, Graczyk (Wilson, 79), Edwards, Dew, Abily (Bosio, 72), Marta, O'Hara, Sinclair (Milbrett, 85).
Sky Blue FC -- Bardsley, Dowling (Dallstream, 82), Taylor, Koster, Johnson, O'Reilly, Lloyd, Averbuch (Landstrom, 46), White, Kalmari, Kai (Rosana, 46).
Referee: Felisha Mariscal.
Att.: .

April 17 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago 1 St. Louis 1. Goals: Nogueira (Chapman) 60; Chalupny 5.
Chicago -- Loyden, Dalmy, Dieke, Engen, Markgraf, Sitch (Carney, 66), Chapman, Klein (Formiga, 71), Asllani, Cristiane, Masar (Nogueira, 46).
St. Louis -- Solo, Ellertson, Fletcher, Weber, Blank, Boxx, Chalupny, DiMartino, Elaine (Cross, 31), Miyama (Edlund, 68), Aluko (Tarpley, 78)    
Yellow Cards: St. Louis -- Elaine 27, Boxx 73.
Referee: Kari Seitz.
Att.: 5,134.

STANDINGS:
4 St. Louis 1-1-0
3 Boston 1-1-0
3 FC Gold Pride 1-1-0
3 Sky Blue FC 1-1-0
1 Atlanta 0-0-1
1 Philadelphia 0-0-1
0 Washington 0-1-0
0 Chicago 0-2-0

WEEK 2 SCHEDULE:
Sunday, April 18
Boston vs. Philadelphia, 6 pm ET (FSC)
Washington vs. Atlanta, 7 pm ET

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