July 19, 2010 |
HAYWARD, Calif. - FC Gold Pride is far ahead of the rest of Women's Professional Soccer this season and stretched its lead over the second-place Independence with a 2-0 victory on Saturday night. Gold Pride raised its record to 10-3-1 (31 points) and now is 10 points ahead of the Independence (6-5-3, 21 points). "In the midfield we did well, but up top we never penetrated or got beyond them," Independence head coach Paul Riley said. "We did a decent job stopping Marta, obviously the game plan was to stop her, but I think we forgot about Sinclair while trying to focus on Marta.
September 24, 2010 |
BOSTON - Danesha Adams scored an extra-period goal to lead the Independence to a 2-1 win over the Boston Breakers in a Women's Professional Soccer super semifinal at Harvard Stadium last night. Adams' second goal of the season came on an assist from Tina DiMartino. The Independence will play FC Gold Pride for the league championship on Sunday at Pioneer Stadium in Hayward, Calif. (Comcast Network, 2:30 p.m.) Boston opened the scoring on a goal by Lauren Cheney in the game's 22nd minute.
September 26, 2010 |
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Independence will be running on fumes when they meet the well-rested and heavily favored FC Gold Pride in Sunday's 2:30 p.m. Women's Professional Soccer championship game at California State University's Pioneer Stadium in Hayward, Calif. FC Gold Pride, the regular-season champion, has been idle since Sept. 11, while the Independence have had to play overtime twice since Sunday. Their latest game was Thursday's 2-1 win over the host Boston Breakers in the WPS super semifinal.
June 14, 2010
If anyone forgot that Marta is still one of the best women players in the world, she reminded everyone of it yesterday when her two goals and one assist led FC Gold Pride from the San Francisco Bay area over the Independence, 3-1, at West Chester's Farrell Stadium. Tina DiMartino scored the Independence goal.
February 19, 2010 |
The Independence's 24-game schedule for their inaugural Women's Professional Soccer season was released yesterday, and all 12 home games will be staged on weekends. Previously, only the home opener and the first away game had been released. The Independence open their season April 11 against fellow expansion team the Atlanta Beat in a 6 p.m. game at West Chester University's Farrell Stadium. All home games this season will be played at West Chester. The Independence won't have any home games the same day that the Major Soccer League's Union are home.
September 12, 2010
Kelley O'Hara scored two goals and Marta and Christine Sinclair each had one as FC Gold Pride posted a 4-1 win over the Independence in Hayward, Calif., on Saturday. Philadelphia's Lianne Sanderson scored in the 51st minute. Gold Pride (16-3-5) won the Women's Pro Soccer crown. The Independence (10-10-4) finished third, making the playoffs, which start on Sept. 19.
February 19, 2010
The Philadelphia Independence will open Women's Professional Soccer play when it hosts the Atlanta Beat at West Chester University on Sunday, April 11. The complete schedule: Sunday, April 11: ATLANTA BEAT, 6 Sunday, April 18: at Boston Breakers, 6 Sunday, April 25: WASHINGTON FREEDOM, 6 Saturday, May 1: ATLANTA BEAT, 6 Saturday, May 8: at St. Louis Athletica, 7:10 Sunday, May 16: at Chicago Red...
August 12, 2010
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - Lianne Sanderson's goal at the 78-minute mark proved decisive Wednesday as the Independence defeated the Chicago Red Stars, 2-1, in a Women's Professional Soccer match. The Red Stars' Ella Masar had tied the contest with a goal at 62 minutes, after the Independence's Amy Rodriguez put the visitors on the board with a tally at 53 minutes. The first half was scoreless. The game was played before 3,152 at Toyota Park. The Independence improved to 9-6-4, for 31 points, to remain in second place behind FC Gold Pride.
August 16, 2010
Trailing by two in the game's first 20 minutes, the Independence rallied behind two goals by Tina DiMartino and an 81st-minute game-winner by sub Joanna Lohman to take a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Beat last night at West Chester University's Farrell Stadium. The win kept the Independence (10-6-4) solidly in second place behind FC Gold Pride in the WPS. The Independence next plays Sky Blue FC (6-9-4) Sunday afternoon at Rutgers.
June 12, 2010 |
Becky Edwards couldn't ask for more in beginning her professional soccer career. A graduate of Downingtown West High School, Edwards gets to play each day in practice with the best player in the world, four-time FIFA player of the year Marta of Brazil. Edwards and Marta are teammates in Women's Professional Soccer with FC Gold Pride. Based in Northern California, FC Gold Pride will make their only visit to Pennsylvania when they play the Independence in Sunday's 6 p.m. game at West Chester University.