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WUSA Founders Cup III

Washington Freedom vs. Atlanta Beat
Sunday, Aug. 24,
4:00 pm ET /1:00 pm PT
Torero Stadium
Live on ESPN 2.

Founders Cup III features the runners-up from the previous two championship games in Atlanta and Washington. The Beat advanced to the title match during the inaugural season, but fell to the Bay Area CyberRays on penalty kicks, 4-2, after playing to a 3-3 draw after 105 minutes. Washington, meanwhile, lost Founders Cup II, 3-2, to the Carolina Courage.

Atlanta posted two victories over Washington during the 2003 regular season. The first Beat win came courtesy of a Charmaine Hooper goal in the second minute in a 1-0 game on June 28. The second was a 2-1 Atlanta victory on July 12. Their first meeting of 2003 ended in a 1-1 tie. The Beat owns a 6-2-1 all-time record against the Freedom.

Leading Scorers
Washington: Mia Hamm (11 g, 11 a), Abby Wambach (13 g, 7 a).
Atlanta: Charmaine Hooper (11 g, 7 a), Maribel Dominguez (7 g, 4 a).

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