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August 30, 2010
A penalty kick by Kelly Smith in the game's 60th minute gave the Boston Breakers a 2-1 win over the Independence last night at West Chester's Farrell Stadium. Joanna Lohman's 17th-mimnute goal gave the Independence an early lead over the Breakers, but Boston's Stephanie Cox tied the score 18 minutes later, assisted by Kristine Lilly. The Independence, which plays at Chicago on Wednesday night, remains in second place in the seven-team WPS standings, two points ahead of Boston.
SPORTS
May 9, 2011
Goals by a pair of players who can expect to play in this summer's women's World Cup gave the Independence its first win of the season, 2-0 over the Boston Breakers last night at Widener University. Tasha Kai, a veteran of U.S. national teams, scored in the game's 44th minute, and England's Lianne Sanderson scored the Indy's second goal in the 55th. The Independence is 1-1-1, while Boston is 2-3-0.
SPORTS
May 10, 2011 | By Don Beideman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delran's Carli Lloyd was named Monday to the 21-player United States roster for this summer's soccer Women's World Cup. Also among the selections by coach Pia Sundhage were four members of the Independence: goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart (a Boyertown High graduate), midfielders Lori Lindsey and Megan Rapinoe, and forward Amy Rodriguez. A midfielder who plays for the Atlanta Heat of Women's Professional Soccer, the 28-year-old Lloyd leads the U.S. team in scoring this year with five goals and has scored 27 times internationally.
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June 17, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Marinette Pichon scored in the fifth minute as the Charge defeated the Boston Breakers, 1-0, at Villanova Stadium on Saturday. Pichon's fifth goal of the season helped Philadelphia (6-1-2, 20 points) maintain first place in the Women's United Soccer League. Pichon took a long pass from defender Erica Iverson, then got through two Boston defenders to score. She has scored the Charge's last three goals. Charge keeper Melissa Moore made four saves, including one with time running out, for her third shutout of the season.
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October 15, 2002 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Tara Koleski scored the lone Charge goal yesterday in the team's 2-1 loss to the Boston Breakers in the Hall of Fame Game at At-A-Glance Field. "It was cold here today, and having not trained together for a while, I thought our team did OK," Charge coach Mark Krikorian said. "This gave us the chance to try out a few local players and give some of the reserves a good long look. " The area players were Tracey Spinelli, Kelli Toland and Heather Allgyer. Spinelli is a graduate assistant coach for the women's team at La Salle, where she earned all-Mid-Atlantic honors as a player.
SPORTS
September 23, 2010
Riding the momentum of a thrilling, first-round opener, the Independence starts phase 2 of the WPS playoffs tonight against the Boston Breakers in Cambridge, Mass. Philadelphia, the No. 3 seed, defeated fourth-ranked Washington, 1-0, last Sunday when leading goal scorer Amy Rodriguez scored the game-winner in the 120th minute. That increased Rodriguez' season goal count to 13 goals, third best in the league. Against the second-seeded Breakers tonight (8 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel)
NEWS
August 22, 2010
The Independence missed an opportunity to put a firm grip on second place with Sunday's 1-0 Women's Professional Soccer loss to host Sky Blue at Rutgers University. The loss dropped the Independence to 10-7-4 (34 points) with three games left. They hold a five-point lead over the Boston Breakers for second place, but Boston has played one fewer game. The Independence hosts Boston in Sunday's 6 p.m. match at West Chester University. Earning second place is important because it guarantees a team an automatic berth in the semifinal.
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June 23, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Marinette Pichon had a goal and an assist, and Melanie Hoffmann scored a goal, but the visiting Charge lost to the Atlanta Beat, 4-2, yesterday at Herndon Stadium in Atlanta. The loss ended the Charge's 2-0-2 unbeaten streak, while the Beat ended a three-game winless skid. Cindy Parlow recorded a hat trick for Atlanta, which improved to 5-2-4 this season. The Charge fell to 3-6-2 overall and is in last place in the eight-team WUSA. Charge goalkeeper Melissa Moore finished with two saves, and her team-record scoreless streak ended at 280 minutes.
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August 11, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Kelly Smith's missed penalty shot during injury time completed a disappointing season for the Charge. Smith hit the left post as the Charge and the Carolina Courage played to a 1-1 tie Saturday in Cary, N.C., in the WUSA finale for both teams. Neither the Charge (5-11-5) nor the defending champion Courage (7-10-4) is advancing to the playoffs. Smith's penalty shot came after Carolina's Danielle Borgman dragged down Stacey Tullock in the penalty area. "That just summed up the year," said Smith, who returned late in the season from a knee ligament injury.
SPORTS
May 8, 2011 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
In her first two games she has scored two goals, but Independence midfielder Christina DiMartino would gladly trade them for three points. DiMartino and the Independence (0-1-1) will look for their first win of the Women's Professional Soccer season when they meet the Boston Breakers (2-2) in Sunday's 6 p.m. home opener at Widener University. Boston is led by former Philadelphia Charge midfielder/forward Kelly Smith, who has one goal and a league-leading three assists. The scheduled Independence home opener on April 16 against magicJack was postponed by lightning.
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June 23, 2011 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Third in a series of previews for the Women's World Cup. Coming off a stellar performance in helping the U.S. Olympic women's soccer team win the goal medal in 2008, Amy Rodriguez suddenly saw her confidence and goal-scoring ability wane as she began her professional career. Selected No. 1 overall in the Women's Professional Soccer draft in 2009 by the Boston Breakers, Rodriguez, by her own admission, had a miserable debut season. She was traded shortly after the season to the Independence.
NEWS
June 4, 2011 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Looking to claim a win for the first time since May 15, the Independence played well enough but had to settle for a 0-0 tie Saturday night in a Women's Professional Soccer game against the Atlanta Beat at Widener University's Quick Stadium. When the Independence (2-2-3) visited the Beat (1-6-2) on May 15, they took a 2-1 victory. "Very disappointing," said Independence coach Paul Riley. "We didn't play very well in the final third of the game, and unfortunately, if you're not very good in the final third, you're not going to win big games.
SPORTS
May 21, 2011
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Chicago Fire (1-3-5) at Union (4-3-2) Saturday, 8 p.m., at PPL Park. TV: Comcast SportsNet.    Most recent game: The Union dropped a 2-0 decision at FC Dallas last Saturday. Also on Saturday, visiting Chicago played Toronto to a 2-2 draw.    Outlook: Chicago overcame a 2-0 halftime lead against Toronto. It was the fourth straight draw for the Fire and the fifth consecutive game played by goalkeeper Jon Conway, a graduate of Sun Valley.
SPORTS
May 10, 2011 | By Don Beideman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delran's Carli Lloyd was named Monday to the 21-player United States roster for this summer's soccer Women's World Cup. Also among the selections by coach Pia Sundhage were four members of the Independence: goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart (a Boyertown High graduate), midfielders Lori Lindsey and Megan Rapinoe, and forward Amy Rodriguez. A midfielder who plays for the Atlanta Heat of Women's Professional Soccer, the 28-year-old Lloyd leads the U.S. team in scoring this year with five goals and has scored 27 times internationally.
SPORTS
May 9, 2011
Goals by a pair of players who can expect to play in this summer's women's World Cup gave the Independence its first win of the season, 2-0 over the Boston Breakers last night at Widener University. Tasha Kai, a veteran of U.S. national teams, scored in the game's 44th minute, and England's Lianne Sanderson scored the Indy's second goal in the 55th. The Independence is 1-1-1, while Boston is 2-3-0.
NEWS
May 8, 2011 | By Bill Iezzi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tasha Kai, Lianne Sanderson and their Independence teammates had been anxiously awaiting their first "W" since the Women's Professional Soccer season started for the Chester-based team on April 10. They wait no longer. In their home opener Sunday at Widener University's 4,500-seat Leslie Quick Stadium, Kai and Sanderson each scored in a 2-0 victory over the Boston Breakers. "It feels awesome to get that "W" on our home opener," Kai said. "It feels really good to come out with three points.
SPORTS
May 8, 2011 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
In her first two games she has scored two goals, but Independence midfielder Christina DiMartino would gladly trade them for three points. DiMartino and the Independence (0-1-1) will look for their first win of the Women's Professional Soccer season when they meet the Boston Breakers (2-2) in Sunday's 6 p.m. home opener at Widener University. Boston is led by former Philadelphia Charge midfielder/forward Kelly Smith, who has one goal and a league-leading three assists. The scheduled Independence home opener on April 16 against magicJack was postponed by lightning.
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September 24, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Shortly after missing a one-timer from in front of the goal, Independence forward Danesha Adams made amends, earning her first-year franchise a berth in the Women's Professional Soccer championship. Adams' header off a Christina DiMartino cross in the 103d minute Thursday night gave the Independence a 2-1 win over the Boston Breakers in the league's semifinal at Harvard University's Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium. In the 101st minute, Adams had failed to convert a DiMartino cross, shooting it wide.
NEWS
September 23, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
BOSTON - Shortly after missing a one-timer from in front of the goal, Independence forward Danesha Adams made amends, earning her first-year franchise a berth in the Women's Professional Soccer championship game. Adams' header of a Christina DiMartino cross in the 103d minute Thursday night gave the Independence a 2-1 win over the Boston Breakers in the league's super semifinal at Harvard University's Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium. In the 101st minute, she failed to convert a DiMartino cross, shooting it wide.
SPORTS
September 23, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
After playing 120 minutes on Sunday and then making the long bus ride to Boston on Wednesday, the Independence will have to fight off fatigue in order to earn a trip west for Sunday's Women's Professional Soccer championship game. Then again, the team isn't complaining about a cramped week of soccer that continues with Thursday's 8 p.m. WPS semifinal against the Boston Breakers. The game will be shown in the Fox Soccer Channel. The winner of Thursday's game at Harvard University's Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium in Cambridge, Mass.
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