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Pre-Season Schedule Set For The Los Angeles Sol

Posted by iamhannah on February 20, 2009

Training Camp Opens March 2 at The Home Depot Center

CARSON, CALIFORNIA – Thursday, February 19, 2009 – The Los Angeles Sol has released its tentative preseason schedule as it prepares for the Inaugural Season of Women’s Professional Soccer. Training camp is set to open March 2 at The Home Depot Center, giving head coach Abner Rogers four weeks to prepare his team for the WPS Inaugural Game against Abby Wambach and the Washington Freedom on March 29.

With Brazilian soccer sensation Marta set to join a star-studded roster already featuring three U.S. National Team members, including Torrance native Shannon Boxx, all eyes will be on the Sol as they enter training camp with high expectations for the upcoming season.

“There is a lot of excitement surrounding the talent we have on this team,” said Rogers. “But individual talent alone won’t win us the WPS Championship. It’s my job to make sure we use the preseason to transform all the great players we have on this roster into a great team.”

The preliminary training schedule is as follows:

March 2 to March 6                  10:30am – 12:30pm – The Home Depot Center Track & Field Complex

2:30pm – 4:30pm – The Home Depot Center Field #5

March 9                                    10:30am – 12:30pm – The Home Depot Center Track & Field Complex

March 10                                  (Time TBA) vs. USC – The Home Depot Center Track & Field Complex

March 11 to March 12               10:30am – 12:30pm – The Home Depot Center Track & Field Complex

March 14                                  6pm vs. FC Gold Pride – The Home Depot Center Track & Field Complex

March 16                                  10:30am – 12:30pm – The Home Depot Center Track & Field Complex

March 17                                  10:30am vs. FC Gold Pride – The Home Depot Center Track & Field Complex

March 18 to March 19               10:30am – 12:30pm – The Home Depot Center Track & Field Complex

March 21                                  (Time TBA) vs. Opponent TBA – The Home Depot Center Track & Field Complex

March 23 to March 28               10:30am – 12:30pm – The Home Depot Center Track & Field Complex

* All times and locations subject to change, please contact Sol Communications before attending any training sessions.

Courtesy of: Los Angeles Sol

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Los Angeles Sol Signs Three International Players

Posted by iamhannah on February 19, 2009

CARSON, CALIFORNIA – Thursday, February 19, 2009 – The Los Angeles Sol of Women’s Professional Soccer has announced today that it has reached contractual agreements with three international players.  The players are France midfielder Camile Abily, China forward Han Duan and Sweden defender Johanna Frisk.  Per club and WPS policy, terms were not disclosed.

“I have no doubt that finding the right mix of international players and their American counterparts is going to play a large role in the success of our franchise,” said Los Angeles Sol General Manager Charlie Naimo.  “I think each player we signed today brings something to the table that makes us better as a club.”

Abily, who has 46 caps and eight goals scored for France, comes to the Sol after playing most recently with Olympique Lyonnais in her homeland. She is a versatile, attacking player who debuted with the French national team in 2001 and is considered one of the side’s stars of the future.

Los Angeles also welcomes China striker Duan into the fold after she has made nearly 20 career appearances for the Steel Roses. Formerly of Dalian Football Club, Liaoning Duan, Han finished seventh in the voting for FIFA Women’s Player of the Year in 2006, the first Chinese player to finish in the top-10 since Sun Wen in 2002.

Frisk is a young, physical defender who has been on the radar for the Sweden National Team for a couple of years.  Since 2006, she has played for Umea IK, the fabled women’s club team in her home country that also boasts Swedish superstar Hanna Ljungberg.

The Sol will kick off the 2009 season on Sunday, March 29 at The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University-Dominguez Hills, when the club hosts the Washington Freedom in a 3 pm (PT) match.  The WPS Inaugural Match between the Sol and the Freedom will be the only one played in WPS that weekend.

Courtesy of: Los Angeles Sol

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News: Marta and Sinclair

Posted by iamhannah on January 12, 2009

Marta

Marta is finalizing a deal to sign with the Los Angeles Sol of the WPS. THE WPS or Women’s Professional Soccer league launches in March.

 Sinclair

Christine Sinclair has been named Canadian women’s soccer player of the year for 2008. Sinclair has won the award for the last four years. In 2008 Canada won the Cyprus Cup and finished second in the Peace Queen Cup.

Sources: LA Times & CBC

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