FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nick Ammazzalorso
LOS ANGELES SOL DEFEATS THE CHICAGO RED STARS 4-0 AT
THE HOME DEPOT CENTER
CARSON, CA – Saturday, June 27, 2009 – The Los Angeles Sol (Women’s Professional Soccer) defeated the Chicago Red Stars, 4-0, at The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University – Dominguez Hills in Carson on Saturday morning.
The Sol opened the scoring in the 14th minute when McCall Zerboni, making her first start of the season, found Shannon Boxx inside the penalty area. Boxx fired a shot past Red Stars goalkeeper Caroline Jonsson that bounced off the far post and into goal to give the Sol a 1-0 lead.
Five minutes later, the Sol added to their lead when French international Camille Abily scored her league leading eighth goal after receiving the ball at the top of the box from Aya Miyama.
Marta scored the Sol’s third goal in the 62nd minute after receiving a lead pass from Miyama in the box and slipping the ball in past Jonsson into the back right of the net. Miyama was credited with her second assist of the game on the goal.
In the 90th minute, Marta touched a pass from midfielder Aly Wagner past Jonsson for her second goal of the game, capping off the Sol’s 4-0 victory. With the goal, Marta tied teammate Abily for the league lead in goals scored.
The Los Angeles Sol hosts the Saint Louis Athletica on Wednesday, July 8 at 12 pm at The Home Depot Center on the Campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills. For more information or to purchase tickets today, please call toll free at 1-877-4-SOL-TIX (476-5849) or visit www.LosAngelesSol.com.
Carson, California – The Home Depot Center
Chicago Red Stars – Los Angeles Sol 0:4 (0:2)
1 2 F
Chicago Red Stars 0 0 0
Los Angeles Sol 2 2 4
LA-Shannon Boxx (McCall) 15’
LA-Camille Abily ( Miyama) 20’
LA-Marta (Miyama) 62’
LA-Marta (Wagner) 90+’
Los Angeles Sol: Karina LeBlanc; Stephanie Cox, Allison Falk, Marina Franko, Katie Larkin, McCall Zerboni (72: Aly Wagner), Shannon Boxx ©, Camille Abily (80: Maya Makoski), Aya Miyama, Han Duan, Marta
Chicago Red Stars: Caroline Jonsson; Natalie Spilger, Frida Ostberg, Nikki Krzysik (31: Cristiane Silva), Jill Oakes, Brittany Klein (58: Vandenbugh), Megan Rapinoe, Chioma Igwe (77: Danesha Adams), Karen Carney, Lindsay Tarpley ©, Carli Lloyd
Chiome Igwe-Chicago Red Stars (caution) 46’
Brittany Klein-Chicago Red Stars (caution) 57’
Karen Carney-Chicago Red Stars (caution) 61’
Chicago Los Angeles
Shots 17 (7) 12 (8)
Shots on Goal 4 (2) 8 (6)
Saves 4 (4) 4 (2)
Fouls 12 (6) 9 (5)
Corners 5 (2) 1 (0)
Offside 2 (1) 6 (3)
Referee: Bryan Roslund
SAR: Mike Kampmeinert
JAR: Ian Anderson
4th Official: Fran Bruins
Weather: Sunny and 71 degrees
LOS ANGELES SOL QUOTES
“The team was very supportive of me starting today. The team has really good chemistry and they make it very easy for me to contribute on the field. I wouldn’t be doing what I am without them.”
“It was a big challenge today as it was our third game in seven days, but I thought we played very well. Obviously, the result speaks for itself. The number of opportunities that we created was very satisfying.”