June 24, 2002 |
The Charge played the San Diego Spirit to a 1-1 tie last night in a Women's United Soccer Association game at Torero Stadium. San Diego is the only team to beat Philadelphia this season, with a 1-0 victory here May 19 on a 43d-minute goal by Julie Foudy. Charge goalie Melissa Moore made seven saves last night to keep her team in first place with a 7-1-3 record for 24 points. They are three points ahead of second-place Carolina. Philadelphia is 3-0-3 in its last six games. San Diego is 2-6-3 with nine points.
May 15, 2011
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL SOCCER Independence (1-1-1) at Atlanta Beat (1-3-1) Sunday, 6 p.m. at KSU Soccer Stadium, Kennesaw, Ga. TV: Fox Soccer Channel. Last week: The Independence won their home opener on Sunday at Widener University, 2-0 over the Boston Breakers. Atlanta suffered a 2-0 defeat on Sunday to Florida's magicJack. Outlook: Neither team will have the services of U.S. national team players. That includes former Delran star Carli Lloyd and ex-Independence defender Heather Mitts for Atlanta.
July 30, 2011 |
U.S. national soccer team members Amy Rodriguez, Nicole Barnhart, and Lori Lindsey are back with the Independence, who will host the Atlanta Beat at 6 Sunday night. The Independence will wear pink Puma jerseys and shorts in support of Project Pink, a breast-cancer awareness initiative, in the Women's Professional Soccer game at Widener University. The three national team players, who advanced to the World Cup final on July 17, look forward to contributing more to the first-place Independence.
July 22, 2011 |
With her arms and neck covered in tattoos, Tasha Kai garners a lot of attention for her appearance. But this season the Independence forward has also drawn plenty of notice for her play. With eight goals in 13 games, Kai sparked the Independence offense during Amy Rodriguez's absence for a stint with the U.S. national team at the Women's World Cup. Earlier this month, against her former team, Sky Blue FC, Kai netted three goals on way to being named Women's Professional Soccer player of the week.
July 18, 2011 |
Loud, adamant, and rife with hand gestures, Val Henderson looked every bit the part of a goalkeeper directing her defense while watching the Women's World Cup final with her teammates, coaches, and a few dozen fans at the United Sports training complex in Downingtown on Sunday. It was part of a viewing party the Independence held for the game, inviting fans to come watch the game with the squad and the coaching staff. "How did that not go in?" Henderson, the Independence's keeper for the last two seasons, yelled in the 49th minute when U.S. forward Alex Morgan just missed a scoring opportunity.
April 10, 2011 |
After reaching the championship game in their inaugural season in Women's Professional Soccer, the Independence are looking to go a step further in this year of change. The season gets under way Sunday, when the Independence travel to Yurcak Field at Rutgers University for a 6 p.m. matchup with Sky Blue. "We have a lot of new players, but we still have a core of players from last year," said Independence defender Nikki Krzysik, among the team's most versatile players. "The first day of preseason felt like we picked up where we left off. " The Independence roster has been revamped, and once again so has the three-year-old league.
June 4, 2011 |
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.
April 11, 2011 |
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - After recent duty with the U.S. national team, Independence forward Amy Rodriguez admitted she wasn't ready to play 90 minutes in her team's opening Women's Professional Soccer game on the road against New Jersey's Sky Blue. Rodriguez was, however, able to go 45 minutes and she turned what looked like a lost effort into a draw. Entering the second half with a 2-0 deficit, Rodriguez sparked the Independence to a 2-2 draw Sunday at Yurcak Field. Christina DiMartino's goal during second-half stoppage time tied the score for the Independence, now in their second season after losing to the since-disbanded, California-based FC Gold Pride in last season's title game.
May 29, 2011 |
The Western New York Flash have played anything like an expansion team in the early part of Women's Professional Soccer's third season. The Independence were the latest to feel the brunt of the best team in the league with the best player in the world. After jumping to an early 1-0 lead, the Independence saw the Flash answer convincingly Sunday in a 2-1 win before a crowd 3,456 at Widener University. The Flash are 6-0-1, while the Independence, competing in their second season, are 2-2-2.