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LOS ANGELES SOL EDGE FC GOLD PRIDE 1-0 FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE SHUTOUT VICTORY

Posted by iamhannah on April 20, 2009

CARSON, CALIFORNIA – Sunday, April 19, 2009 – The Los Angeles Sol (Women’s Professional Soccer) defeated FC Gold Pride (Bay Area), 1-0, on a scorching Sunday afternoon at The Home Depot Center to claim its third consecutive shutout victory of the season.

“It was great to see the excitement today,” said Los Angeles Sol Head Coach Abner Rogers.
“There were a lot of great scoring opportunities for both teams. You usually don’t see that type of excitement in a 1-0 game.”

After trading scoring opportunities for the first 44 minutes of the game, Japanese international Aya Miyama received a well placed through ball that gave the Sol a one-on-one scoring opportunity in the closing moments of the first half. But with pressure from FC Gold Pride keeper Nicole Barnhart, Miyama was forced to take a quick shot six yards out that grazed the outside right post and ended the half.

With halftime providing the Sol with an opportunity to escape the heat and regroup, they opened the second half with a new energy and a new formation that allowed them to set the tone for the rest of the game.

In the 47th minute, midfielder Aly Wagner chipped a ball over the backline that found Marta running in stride through the 18 yard box. Marta settled the ball down, took a quick touch and placed it past Barnhart into the back of the net.

“Marta made a great run and was in the gap,” said Wagner. “I played a ball over the backline into an open space and she did a great job finishing it.”

The Los Angeles Sol will be on the road for the next two weeks with games in Saint Louis and Boston before returning home to face on the Boston Breakers on Sunday, May 10 at 1p.m. (PT) at The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA.

Scoring Summary

Marta 47’ (Wagner)

Lineups

Los Angeles Sol: 23 – LeBlanc (GK), 3 – Falk (D), 11 – Bock (D), 14 – Cox (D), 22 – Makoski  (D), 4 – Wagner (M) (12 – Sari, 82’) , 7 – Boxx (M – Capt.), 8 – Miyama (M), 20 – Abily (M) (18 – Larkin, 92’), 10 – Marta (F), 13-Welsh (F) (17 – Bogus, 67’)

FC Gold Pride: 1 – Barnhart (GK), 4 – Buehler (D), 7 – Robinson (D) (13 – Graczyk, 57’), 9 –Wilson (D), 19 – Dew (D) (20 – Erika, 15’) , 5 – DiMartino (M), 10 – Osborne (M – Capt.), 31 – Formiga (M), 8 – Weimer (F) (15 – Milbrett, 67’), 12 – Sinclair (F), 30 – Arakawa (F)

Misconduct Summary

Aly Wagner – Los Angeles Sol – (caution) 10’

Referee: Veronica Brito

SAR: Adam Brugman

JAR: Maurizo Laudani

4th Official: Felisha Mariscal

Attendance: 6,119

Courtesy of: Los Angeles Sol

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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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