Marta and Sinclair too much for Independence

[WPS] Brazilian star Marta had two goals and an assist and Canadian Christine Sinclair had a goal and assist to lead first-place FC Gold Pride to a 3-1 win over Philadelphia Independence.

The Pride extended its lead over Washington, which tied Chicago, 2-2, to four points.

June 13 in West Chester, Pa.
Philadelphia 1 FC Gold Pride 3. Goals: DiMartino 1 (Patterson) 82; Sinclair (Marta) 42, Marta (Boxx) 55, Marta (Sinclair) 90.
Philadelphia -- LeBlanc, Magnusdottir, Falk (Krzysik, 28), Larsson, Mitts, Lohman (Patterson, 79), Buczkowski (Seger, 58), Lindsey, DiMartino, Sanderson, Rodriguez
FC Gold Pride -- Barnhart, Buehler, Chapman, Wilson (Fountain, 81), Graczyk, Edwards, Abily (Dew, 62), Boxx, Marta, Sinclair, Milbrett (Gulbrandsen, 72)   
Referee: Jennifer Bennett.
Att.: N/A

June 13 in Cambridge, Mass.
Boston 1 Sky Blue FC 2. Goals: Angeli 15; O'Reilly 53, Rosana pen. 90.
Boston -- Phillips, Scott, LePeilbet, Moore, Cox, Fabiana (Hemmings, 91+), Angeli, Smith, Lilly (del Rio, 78), Tarpley, Cheney.
Sky Blue FC -- Bardsley, Koster, Schnur, Taylor, Trotter (Rampone, 47), White (Fletcher, 74), O'Reilly, Rosana, Averbuch, Dallstream (Landstrom, 60), Kai   
Referee: Michael Donovan
Att.: 4,687

June 12 in Boyds, Md.
Washington 2 Chicago 2. Goals: Wambach (Whitehill) 12, Sawa (Bompastor) 19; Cristiane (Carney) 31, Cristiane (Nogueira) 83.
Washington -- McLeod, Marshall, Sauerbrunn, Whitehill, Bompastor, Huffman, Sawa, Long, Moros, Wambach, Welsh (Gilbeau, 57; Bock, 81).
Chicago -- Loyden, Dalmy, Engen, Markgraf, Spilger, Chapman, Formiga, Asllani (Nogueira, 74), Carney (Asante, 69'), Cristiane, Rapinoe (Masar, 61)    
Red Card: Chicago -- Spilger 90+.
Referee: Felisha Mariscal
Att.: 3,249.

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3 comments about "Marta and Sinclair too much for Independence".
  1. Bruce Gowan, June 14, 2010 at 7:51 a.m.

    I have three complaints about the TV game yesterday:
    1. The quality of play in the WPS this year is not good. The first games looked like the teams had not practiced. Now we get new players on teams and the level of play regresses.
    2. I can not believe that Philly could not find a better field to play on. Two-toned turf with football lines does not make a good soccer game to watch.
    3. The uniform colors make for bad TV. The gold and grey uniforms are not good TV colors. The contrast is poor and the colors blend in with the field and background.

    I watch each week because I am a soccer guy but WPS is not presenting a good product on TV.

  2. Allen leroux, June 14, 2010 at 7:56 p.m.

    Ihave to agree with Bruce about the field and uniforms..really bad for TV..
    But..as in all pro sports, expansions happen and being a new league, owners will come and go....Teams will fold and players will be moved around...WPS is working very hard to "make it happen"...Was very impressed with the play of Tina DiMartino,she just signed about a week ago..

  3. Daniel Lann, June 14, 2010 at 9:18 p.m.

    Come on guys, so what if the ambience wasn't perfect? The soccer was good, and since I live in the SF Bay Area, the score was perfect.

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