WPS Second Season Begins
WPS Kick-Off Week 2010 Opens in Washington
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 10, 2010) - Following a six month off-season and one month of preseason, Women's Professional Soccer kicks-off its second season Saturday with the opening game of the 2010 WPS Season between the Washington Freedom and the Boston Breakers at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Maryland at 7 pm ET.
Abby Wambach and Yael Averbuch.
The first Fox Soccer Channel television broadcast of the WPS Season begins at 6pm ET/3pm PT on Sunday, April 11 as WPS Champions Sky Blue FC face off against the Chicago Red Stars at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, NJ. The game serves as the home debut for 2008 U.S. Soccer Player of the Year Carli Lloyd, who played collegiately at Yurcak Field on the campus of Rutgers, and was with Chicago during the 2009 season.
Carli Lloyd in action with the US Women's National Team.
Below are media highlights heading into WPS Kick-Off Week 2010.
WPS Kick-Off Week 2010 Newsstand
WPS Newspaper Previews
Atlanta Journal Constitution (Atlanta Beat)
Boston Globe (Boston Breakers)
Boston Herald (Boston Breakers)
Chicago Daily Herald (Chicago Red Stars)
Philadelphia Daily News (Philadelphia Independence)
Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Independence)
San Jose Mercury News (FC Gold Pride)
Star-Ledger (Sky Blue FC)
St. Louis Post Dispatch (Saint Louis Athletica)
Washington Post (Washington Freedom)
Wall Street Journal
A Pro League Fit for an Ochocinco
About Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS)
Headquartered in San Francisco, Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) is the world’s premier soccer league for women with eight teams across the United States featuring the best players from around the world. WPS completed its inaugural season in August 2009 as Sky Blue FC of New Jersey became the first-ever WPS Champions. In 2010, eight teams will each play 24-game schedules from April 10-September 12 including six original WPS teams – Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, FC Gold Pride (Bay Area), Saint Louis Athletica, Sky Blue FC (NJ/NY) and Washington Freedom – and two expansion teams Atlanta Beat and Philadelphia Independence. The top four finishers in the regular season will qualify for the 2010 WPS Playoffs scheduled for September 19-26. For more information, visit the WPS official website at www.womensprosoccer.com or follow all the news at www.twitter.com/womensprosoccer.
About the Author
Rob Penner is the Director of Communications for Women's Professional Soccer.
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