Attendance hits low on Week 3

[WPS] Attendance for the four weekend games in Women's Professional Soccer averaged only 3,086, the lowest for weekend play since the league launched in March 2009. The smallest crowd was 2,906 for the expansion Philadelphia Independence's 3-1 win over the Washington Freedom on Sunday afternoon.

The Independence rallied for three second-half goals in the span of 13 minutes. U.S. national team midfielder Lori Lindsey set up Allison Falk and Lianne Sanderson after Amy Rodriguez evened the score in the 55th minute.

The defending champion Sky Blue FC moved into a tie for first place with FC Gold Pride thanks to a 1-0 win over Chicago.

WEEK 3 RESULTS:
April 25 in West Chester, Pa.
Philadelphia 3 Washington 1. Goals: Rodriguez (Lohman) 55, Falk (Lindsey 58), Sanderson (Lindsay) 68; De Vanna (Wambach) 52.
Philadelphia -- Henderson, Senty, Falk, Larsson, Magnusdottir, Lohman (Adams, 89), Krzysik, Lindsey, Seger, Sanderson (Patterson, 73), Rodriguez (Mitts, 84).
Washington -- Scurry (McCray, 47), Whitehill, Bompastor, Marshall, Moros, Mykjaland (Huffman, 61), Long, Sawa, Sauerbrunn, De Vanna (Welsh, 81), Wambach.  
Referee: Dan Davenport.
Att.:  2,906

April 25 in Fenton, Mo.
St. Louis 1 Boston 1. Goals: Blank (Ellertson) 28; Moore (Lilly) 22.
St. Louis -- Solo, Weber, Ellertson, Fletcher, Blank, Chalupny, Boxx, DiMartino (Tarpley, 75), Miyama, Edlund (Cross, 47), Aluko (Trotter, 88).
Boston -- Phillips, Scott, LePeilbet, Moore, Cox, Fabiana (del Rio, 63), Igwe (Angeli, 65), Osborne, Lilly, Smith (Weimer, 80), Cheney. 
Referee: Felisha Mariscal.
Att.: 3,300.

April 25 in Piscataway, N.J.
Sky Blue FC 1 Chicago 0.
Goal: Kai (White) 53.
Chicago — Loyden, Dalmy, Markgraf, Dieke, Engen, Asllani, Chapman, Klein (Formiga, 59), Carney (Masar, 75), Sitch (Nogueira, 57), Cristiane.
Sky Blue FC — Bardsley, Koster, Schnur, Taylor, Dowling, O'Reilly, Carli Lloyd (White, 37), Rosana,Kalmari, Kai (Dallstream, 81), Landstrom (Schoepfer, 71).
Referee: Margaret Domka
Att.: 3,136.

April 24 in Castro Valley, Calif.
FC Gold Pride 2 Atlanta 1. Goals: Milbrett (Abily) 11, Dew (Riley) 90; Ocampo (Kerr) 25.
FC Gold Pride -- Barnhart, Riley, Buehler, Graczyk, Wilson (Fountain, 86), Edwards, Dew, Abily (Bosio, 59), O'Hara, Milbrett (Yokers, 76), Marta.
Atlanta -- Whitworth, Sesselmann, Bishop, Robinson, Mundy (Cinalli, 56), Heath, Rasmussen (Thompson, 75'), Yamaguchi, Kerr, Bachmann, Ocampo.
Referee: Dallas Malhiwsky.
Att.: 3,002.

WEEK 4 SCHEDULE:
May 1
Boston vs. Chicago, 6 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. Atlanta, 6 pm ET
Sky Blue FC vs. FC Gold Pride, 6 pm ET (FSC)
Washington vs. Saint Louis, 6 pm ET

STANDINGS:
P TEAM W-L-T (GD)
6 Sky Blue FC 2-1-0 (+1)
6 FC Gold Pride 2-1-0 (0)
5 Philadelphia 1-0-2 (+2)
5 St. Louis 1-0-2 (+2)
5 Boston 1-0-2 (+1)
3 Washington 1-2-0 (-1)
1 Chicago 0-2-1 (-2)
1 Atlanta 0-2-1 (-3)

LEADING SCORERS:
2 +1 Falk, Philadelphia
2 +1
Kai, Sky Blue FC
2
Sinclair, FC Gold Pride
2 Aluko, St. Louis
2 Smith, Boston

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