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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Inaugural WPS Championship between the Los Angeles Sol and Sky Blue FC from Carson, California

WPS Championship

2009 WPS Championship Presented by MedImmune Is Set

Sky Blue FC Wins Second Straight Playoff Game on the Road to Advance, Will Face No. 1 seed Los Angeles Sol at The Home Depot Center on Saturday

Coverage Begins 3:30pm ET, August 22 Live on Fox Sports Net

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 19, 2009) – The match-up for the inaugural WPS Championship presented by MedImmune was finalized on Wednesday night when No. 4 seed Sky Blue FC defeated No. 2 seed Saint Louis Athletica in the Super Semifinal, 1-0, on a goal in the 30th minute by Keeley Dowling at The Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park in Fenton, MO.

Under the WPS Playoff format, as regular season champions, the Los Angeles Sol earned the right to host the WPS Championship and will face Sky Blue FC, which squeaked into the playoffs on the final day of the regular season led by player/coach Christie Rampone.
The WPS Championship will kick-off at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on Saturday, August 22 with television coverage produced by Fox Soccer Channel and carried live on Fox Sports Net, Comcast SportsNet and select regional affiliates. The telecast will begin with a live 30-minute pregame show at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT. For local TV listings go to:

Individual tickets for the inaugural WPS Championship are available at The Home Depot Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster phone and retail outlets. Group discounted rates are available by calling 1-877-4-SOL-TIX (765-849) or visiting www.LosAngelesSol.com for more information!

About Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS)

Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) is the premier women’s soccer league in the world and the global standard by which women’s professional sports are measured. The Inaugural Season kicked off on March 29 and runs through August 30, 2009, with WPS teams based in the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Jersey/New York, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. The league’s eighth and nine franchises, Philadelphia and Atlanta, will begin play in 2010. For more information, visit www.womensprosoccer.com.

About WPS Championship presented by MedImmune

MedImmune is a proud sponsor of WPS and is the presenting sponsor of the 2009 WPS Championship. MedImmune teamed up with WPS for “Don’t Play with the Flu”™, a national education campaign about the importance of seasonal flu vaccination. MedImmune and WPS are committed to helping parents and families put up a good defense against seasonal flu. More information is available at www.DontPlaywiththeFlu.com.

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