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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Los Angeles Sol Comes From Behind in Closing Minutes to Earn 1-1 Tie



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CARSON, CA – June 3, 2009 –
The Los Angeles Sol (Women’s Professional Soccer) and the Chicago Red Stars played to a dramatic 1-1 tie on a cold and cloudy Wednesday evening at The Home Depot Center.

The Sol attempted to open the scoring in the 25th minute when French International midfielder Camile Abily dribbled the ball in the box after receiving a cross from three-time FIFA World Player of the Year Marta, but was stopped point blank by Red Stars goalkeeper Caroline Jonsson.

The next best scoring opportunity for the Sol was in the 31st minute, when Marta received a pass from Japanese International midfielder Aya Miyama and shot the ball from outside the penalty area, but the ball was pushed aside by Jonsson.

After numerous chances from each side, the Red Stars got on the board in the 88th minute when Cristiane, Marta’s teammate on the Brazilian National Team, scored on an assist from Ella Masar, driving the ball past Sol goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc.

The Sol notched a late equalizer in the 90th minute when Marta’s attempt from outside the box bounced off the left post and right to the feet of Abily, who jumped on the opportunity and scored to tie the match 1-1.

The Los Angeles Sol hosts the Washington Freedom on Sunday, June 7 at 3pm at The Home Depot Center on the Campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills. For more information or to purchase Los Angeles Sol tickets today, please call toll free at 1-877-4-SOL-TIX (476-5849) or visit www.LosAngelesSol.com.


Carson, Calif., – The Home Depot Center

Chicago Red Stars – Los Angeles Sol 1:1 (0:0)

1 2 F

Chicago 0 1 1

Los Angeles 0 1 1

Scoring Summary

CHI – Cristiane Silva (Ella Masar) 88’

LA – Camille Abily 90’


Chicago Red Stars: Caroline Jonsson; Marian Dalmy, Natalie Spilger, Frida Ostberg ©, Jill Oakes, Brittany Klein, Megan Rampinoe (86: Ella Masar), Chioma Igwe, Karen Carney, Lindsay Tarpley (74: Danesha Adams) (90+: Nicole Kryzsik), Cristiane Silva

Los Angeles Sol: Karina LeBlanc; Manya Makoski, Allison Falk, Martina Franko, Stephanie Cox; Camille Abily, Shannon Boxx ©, Brittany Bock (84: McCall Zerboni), Aya Miyama, Han Duan (71: Katie Larkin), Marta.

Misconduct Summary


Statistics Chicago Los Angeles

Shots 10 (5) 17 (6)

Shots on Goal 3 (1) 7 (4)

Saves 6 (4) 2 (1)

Fouls 5 (3) 4 (3)

Corners 1 (1) 5 (3)

Offside 3 (1) 2 (2)

Referee: Felisha Mariscal

SAR: Mike Kampmeinert

JAR: Marlene Duffy

4th Official: Daniel Radford

Attendance: 3,832

Weather: Cloudy and 60 degrees


Post-Game Quotes

Abner Rogers, Los Angeles Sol Head Coach

“We were slow coming out of the box tonight, but we played a much better second half.”

“Sometimes the standings and points don’t really reflect how good some of the teams are.

Chicago is a very difficult team to beat, but we showed a lot of character at the end of tonight’s game.”


Camille Abily

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