September 24, 2010 |
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.
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.
August 9, 2010 |
The Independence remain in a tight race for second place in Women's Professional Soccer after being unable to shake off a nemesis. Leading by a goal at halftime, the Independence settled for a 2-2 tie with the Boston Breakers in Sunday's match at West Chester University. "You have to give Boston credit," said Independence goalie Karina LeBlanc, who, despite the score, made several big saves. "They are fighters, and it is why they are on this streak. " Thus the Independence (8-6-4)
April 26, 2010 |
Amy Rodriguez had a number of key scoring chances in her first 21/2 games with the Independence, but after she finally cashed in, her teammates followed her lead. Rodriguez scored the equalizer in the 54th minute, and her U.S. National team teammate Lori Lindsey set up the final two goals as the Independence scored a 3-1 Women's Professional Soccer win over the Washington Freedom on Sunday at soggy West Chester University. After the first win in franchise history, the Independence are 1-0-2.
September 20, 2003
What a great time it is for women's pro sports in America, womens' soccer in particular. Mia Hamm, one of the greatest soccer players of all time - male or female - is the cover story in the latest Sports Illustrated. Today, the first game of the Women's World Cup - the contest Hamm and her teammates triumphed at in 1991 and 1999 - takes place at Lincoln Financial Field. It used to be women's professional teams had cutesy names like the Milwaukee Chicks (one of the teams in the old All-American Girls Professional Baseball League)
July 2, 2003 |
Darci Borski acknowledges that it wasn't easy to relax at first. She was trying to begin a professional soccer career, and every day in practice the most recognized player in the world, Mia Hamm, was on the same field. Unlike her days at Nazareth Academy in Northeast Philadelphia, where she scored 100 career goals, or her time at the University of Virginia, where four of her 11 goals as a senior were game-winners, Borski had to do her best just to keep up. Eventually, she became accustomed to being on the field with the Washington Freedom, the team that made her the 20th overall selection in the 2003 WUSA draft.
May 11, 2003 |
WASHINGTON - Playing shorthanded because of injury, the Philadelphia Charge couldn't do much to slow down the Washington Freedom yesterday, particularly forward Abby Wambach. Wambach scored three goals in a 4-1 Washington win that dropped the Charge to 0-4 on the WUSA season. The Charge was without its best offensive player, forward Kelly Smith. Injured in last week's game, Smith underwent surgery Friday to repair torn cartilage in her right knee. The news didn't get any better after Smith's surgery.
April 11, 2003 |
Charge midfielder Lorrie Fair was one of 24 players called to the U.S. women's national team yesterday by head coach April Heinrichs. Heinrichs named the roster that will train for four days before facing Nigeria in a Women's World Cup warm-up match at RFK Stadium in Washington on April 26. Kickoff is at noon, and the match will be televised live on ESPN. The game will be followed by a WUSA contest between the Washington Freedom and the Atlanta Beat that will kick off at 2:30.
December 20, 2002 |
The Charge will begin their third Women's United Soccer Association season April 5 against the CyberRays in San Jose, Calif. Schedules for the eight WUSA teams were released yesterday. All will open their seasons on April 5. The Charge's home opener will be May 3, against the New York Power. For the third consecutive year, the team will play its home games at Villanova Stadium. Although each home game is scheduled for 7 p.m., the WUSA is working on a national television agreement that could affect the starting times.
August 22, 2002 |
Forward Marinette Pichon, who led the Charge with 14 goals and 29 points in her first year in the Women's United Soccer Association, yesterday was named the league's offensive player of the year. The honor was voted on by WUSA coaches, general managers, players, and selected media representatives. Pichon set Charge single-season records in goals and points and became the franchise's all-time leading scorer. She has twice been named player of the year in her native France.