[WPS] In the 45 years since pro soccer was launched as a serious venture in the United States, perhaps no club has been as laughable as magicJack, the South
Florida team propping up Women's Professional Soccer. It has no made no effort at p.r. and has no web site, yet it drew a standing-room only crowd for its home debut Saturday at on the campus of
Florida Atlantic University. That wasn't hard. Only 500 seats were available at FAU's soccer stadium because the rest had been taken away for the school's spring football game.
Ella Masar scored in the 26th minute for magicJack, which beat the Boston Breakers, 1-0.
MagicJack, which had a 23-13 edge in shots, started such U.S. national team stars as Christie Rampone, Lindsay Tarpley, Shannon Boxx and Abby Wambach and 2010 Soccer America Women's College Player of the Year Christen Press.
The WPS mystery team is operated by new owner Dan Borislow, who moved the former Washington Freedom to South Florida in the offseason.
No crowd figure was announced -- the only information on the game came via the Breakers -- but more than 1,000 fans watched.