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Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Los Angeles Sol Blank FC Gold Pride 2 x 0



Contact: Mike Iwamasa



– Sunday, May 24, 2009 – The Los Angeles Sol (Women’s Professional Soccer) blanked FC Gold Pride (Bay Area), 2-0, on Sunday afternoon at Buck Shaw Stadium in front of a sell-out crowd of 6,280 fans. The Sol opened up the scoring in the 27th minute when Japanese International Aya Miyama was fouled inside the penalty area resulting in a penalty kick for French International Camille Abily. Abily’s low-lining penalty kick found the back right of the net past Gold Pride keeper Allison Whitworth to put the Sol up 1-0.

Aya Miyama

FC Gold Pride threatened in the closing minutes of the half when Eriko Arakawa crossed to Tiffany Weimer from the right side of the box, but Val Henderson made a diving block on Weimer’s shot from eight yards out to keep the Sol ahead going into the half.
After trading scoring opportunities in the second half, the Sol struck again in the 86th minute on a counter-attack when Han Duan found herself on a breakaway and slipped a ball past Whitworth from 12 yards out for the final goal of the game.

“Today was a really great team victory for us,” said Los Angeles Sol Head Coach Abner Rogers. “We were missing some of our players, but our entire team pulled together and helped us earn a very good victory.”

The Sol were without Shannon Boxx (USA), Brittany Bock (USA), Karina LeBlanc (Canada) and Martina Franko (Canada) who were all called into National Team duty for the USA vs. Canada friendly scheduled to take place Monday, May 25 in Toronto.

The Los Angeles Sol returns to The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University-Dominguez Hills on Saturday, May 30 against the Saint Louis Athletica. For more information or to purchase your tickets today, please call toll free at 1-877-4-SOL-TIX (467-5849) or visit www.LosAngelesSol.com.

Santa Clara, Calif., – Buck Shaw Stadium

Los Angeles Sol – FC Gold Pride 2:0 (0:0) 1 2 F Los Angeles 1 1 2 FC Gold Pride 0 0 0

Scoring Summary
LA – Camille Abily 27’ (PK) LA – Han Duan 86’


Los Angeles Sol: Val Henderson; Manya Makoski, Allison Falk, Stephanie Cox; Katie Larkin, Camille Abily (McCall Zerboni, 92’+), Lisa Sari, Aya Miyama, Liz Bogus (Johanna Frisk, 45’), Han Duan, Marta.

FC Gold Pride: Allison Whitworth; Leigh Ann Robinson, Carrie Dew, Kristen Graczyk, Kandace Wilson, Leslie Osborne, Erika (Formiga, 66’), Tina DiMartino, Tiffany Weimer (Adrianne, 54’), Tiffeny Milbrett, Eriko Arakawa (Chastain, 80’).

Misconduct Summary

Erika– FC Gold Pride (caution) 33’
Marta – Los Angeles Sol (caution) 45’


Los Angeles FC Gold Pride
Shots 13(6) 9(5)
Shots on Goal 8(4) 4(2)

Saves 4(2) 6(3)
Fouls 10(6) 12(8)
Corners 4(2) 7(2)
Offside 0(0) 2(0)

Referee: Daniel Radford
SAR: Mike Kampmeinert

JAR: Kristine West
4th Official: Ab Brody

Attendance: 6,280

Weather: Sunny

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