dimartino

shannon boxx

WPS Weekend Preview

U.S. WNT at related • 0 views
The thrilling ride that was the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup is over, but as we know you still want to see your favorite WNT players in action, Women's Professional Soccer has you covered with three matches this weekend...

Saturday, July 23, 2011
Sky Blue FC vs. Philadelphia Independence
Yurcak Field – Piscataway, N.

Welcome to Padova

U.S. WNT at related • 1 view

It was a long day of travel for Rachel Buehler and Amy Rodriguez (seen here at the Paris airport), but they are settled comfortably now in Padova

After a 24-hour trip (for some of the players) on Sunday into Monday, and some Internet issues here at the team hotel in Padova (i.

WPS' Athletica shuts down, Torrance's Boxx on second team to fold in consecutive seasons

100 Percent Soccer at related • 1 view

Is USWNT holding midfielder Shannon Boxx the kiss of death for WPS teams?

Women's Professional Soccer announced today that St. Louis Athetica is shutting down immediately after losing its major financial backer, following in the footsteps of the LA Sol, which folded at the end of last season for the same reason.

St Louis Athletica Kick Off Sunday

Springfield MO Soccer at related • 0 views

Saint Louis Athletica of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS), kick-off the 2010 season Sunday against FC Gold Pride and four time FIFA World Player of the Year Marta. Game time is set for 3:00 pm at The Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park. The match can be heard live on-line at www.team1380.net.

The new look Saint Louis Athletica could see as many as six new faces in Sunday's starting lineup.

independence

Independence v Beat in pictures

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 1 view
Paul Riley and the coaching staff faced a tie on Saturday. The home team hits the field. Val Henderson and Tasha Kia are surrounded by fans. Estelle Johnson is escorted out to the field before the game by a local FC. Independence fans from some of the local FC's. DiMartino and Lohman move the ball up field.

Philadelphia Independence 1 – 2 Western New York Flash

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 1 view

The Independence wasted Meghan Rapinoe's early first half goal and were defeated 2-1 by the Western New York Flash on Sunday evening at Widener University. Rapinoe struck after just 9 minutes before Becky Edwards and Marta answered back for the undefeated Flash before half time.

Philadelphia coach Paul Riley started the game with Amy Rodriguez as a lone striker, possibly trying to cope with New York's dynamic attack.

magicJack Mute in Defeat of Independence

Union City Blue at related • 0 views

The Philadelphia Independence played their second game of the 2011 season which ended in a 2-1 defeat to magicJack on Sunday, May 1. The Indies went up early on a goal by Tina DiMartino in the 8th minute. Unfortunately, this was followed up by the goal by magicJack's Abby Wambach later in the first half.

Anelka laughs off ban and more news

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views
Union

Vote Mwanga for AT&T Goal of the Week! Even if Le Toux, once again, did most of the hard work.

Sebastien Le Toux is named to Goal.com's MLS Best XI: Week 20.

The local Philly Redbricker blog has an excellent photo essay about taking SEPTA to PPL Park: "I can safely say that taking the train to a Union game is not only doable, it is recommended.

boston breakers

The Year that Was: New England soccer

New England Soccer Today at related • 0 views

Twenty ten was an eventful year for a number of New England-based teams.

Perhaps the most notable moment within the confines of the region was Boston Aztec's capture of the WPSL national championship back on August 1st. The Aztec (12-1-1, 37 pts.), who also serve as the feeder team for the Boston Breakers, claimed the title with a 2-1 win over Ajax America down in the oppressive, unforgiving Dallas heat thanks to goals from Becky Ryan and Becca Mays.

Don’t Miss: #USWNT takes on Italy to qualify for the World Cup Saturday

Pretty Tough - Soccer at related • 1 view

For women's soccer fans, Saturday's game is kind of a big deal. After winning or being in the finals or semi-finals of every FIFA Women's World Cup, the U.S. national team is fighting to even be in the 2011 line-up. The CONCACAF WWCQ semifinal loss against Mexico showed vulnerability in the USWNT and pushed them to a home-home series with Italy to determine who gets to play in Germany next summer.

Shalinas to be protected signaled? More news.

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views

Cover photo: Paul Rudderow

Union

Could the fact that the Union posted a story on their website on Sunday about Shea Salinas entitled "Salinas Comfortable in Philadelphia" mean that the PSP favorite will be protected in the expansion draft? Let us hope so.

With Danny Mwanga eligible to be selected by either the US or Congo, speculation as to which team he will choose to play for is a recurring question in any piece about his future.

Salinas to be protected? More news

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views

Cover photo: Paul Rudderow

Union

Could the fact that the Union posted a story on their website on Sunday about Shea Salinas entitled "Salinas Comfortable in Philadelphia" mean that the PSP favorite will be protected in the expansion draft? Let us hope so.

With Danny Mwanga eligible to be selected by either the US or Congo, speculation as to which team he will choose to play for is a recurring question in any piece about his future.

Philly makes strong run in WPS playoffs, but FC Gold Pride dominates the final

Pretty Tough - Soccer at related • 1 view

The final four teams standing after WPS ended its regular season were FC Gold Pride in first place, the Boston Breakers in second place, the Philadelphia Independence in third place, and for the second year in a row, the Washington Freedom in fourth place.

In a playoff system that gives home advantage to the top three playoff teams, the Washington Freedom traveled up to Philadelphia to take on the Independence in the First Round.

Independence finish third with fourth loss in a row

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views

Although the Independence have made the playoffs in their inaugural year, they could hardly have done so in a less encouraging fashion.

Coming off of three losses in a row, the Independence traveled to the West Coast to face Marta and FC Gold Pride, a team that over their first two meetings they had managed only one goal while conceding five.

Independence vs. Breakers in pictures

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views

Bench before the match.

The starting eleven.

Coin toss.

Lori Lindsey takes a corner kick.

Estelle Johnson passes it forward.

Two Breakers chase Tina DiMartino down.

Independence huddle before the second half.

Independence lose 1-0, remain in second place

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 1 view

The Philadelphia Independence traveled to Piscataway, New Jersey, to face defending WPS champions Sky Blue FC on Sunday, a team that they had beaten in their three previous encounters. A win for the Independence would have solidified their hold on second place behind league leading FC Gold Pride, critical for the expansion team's post-season plans because the second place team gets an automatic play-off berth as host in the semi-finals.

Lohman’s late goal beats Atlanta in comeback win

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views

The Independence looked like a team that was playing its fourth game in twelve days when they conceded two early goals to the league's worst ranked offense.

By the end of the game, the Independence looked like the championship contender they are.

"A team has never come back from 2-0 deficit in this league," Independence head coach Paul Riley said, "and we have done it twice.

Washington tops Independence 2-0

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 1 view

One moment you're hot.

The next moment you're not.

After scoring seven goals at home in two games while only conceding one, the Philadelphia Independence lost to the last-place Washington Freedom on Wednesday night 2–0. The Independence have only two road wins on the season with three losses and two draws.

WPS Week 10

Pretty Tough - Soccer at related • 1 view

FC Gold Pride opened Pioneer Stadium at CSU East Bay with a win against the Boston Breakers, which was the Breakers' first loss on the road. Philadelphia defeated Sky Blue FC in their own turf, and the Atlanta Beat got their first win of the season! They did it! They defeated the second worst team in the league right now, Chicago Red Stars, 1-0 at home.

WPS Week 2

Pretty Tough - Soccer at related • 0 views

The WPS season is well underway now with a total of 12 games played so far. In week 2, the Chicago Red Stars, FC Gold Pride, and the Boston Breakers had their home opener after starting the season on the road. The only team to yet to host a home game is the Atlanta Beat, whose brand new stadium is getting the finishing touches, and will be ready to go by May 9 when they host Sky Blue FC in a game that will be broadcast live on FSC at 6pm ET.

World Cup

Roster Announced for Italy Series

U.S. WNT at related • 0 views

U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage will take 24 players to Italy and Chicago as the U.S. WNT plays a two-game aggregate goal series to determine the final spot in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Sundhage is bringing all the players that were in Mexico, but has also added veterans Lindsay Tarpley and Leslie Osborne, as well as young midfielder Tina DiMartino.

Friday MLS Playoff Kicks & more

100 Percent Soccer at related • 1 view

Mmmm - buttery leather: FC Dallas Coach Schellas Hyndman talks with Brek Shea before the game at Real Salt Lake last weekend (AP Photo).

*FC Dallas scolded the local media this week for ignoring the team ahead of Sunday's Western Conference Championship game in Carson against the Galaxy (6 p.

Vicki D. and the Big Pink Dog

U.S. WNT at related • 0 views
Before leaving for Germany, the U.S. U-20 Women's National Team held a pre-World Cup training camp in Pearl River, N.Y, that just happened to overlap with the Fourth of July. That night, the team went to the fireworks show in the small town, which also featured some carnival games. It was there that Vicki DiMartino showed her prowess at one of them.

On to Germany...

U.S. WNT at related • 2 views

The U.S. team finished up its pre-World Cup mini-camp today at the Orangeburg Soccer Complex and despite some intense heat, it was an excellent four days of training. The U.S. team will finish off tomorrow morning with a gym workout and then its off to Germany in the late afternoon. Upon arrival in Germany, the U.

Christie

WPS Week 5: A Look Back

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views


By DAN LAULETTA
Â
WPS leadership has done a wonderful job pulling together a group of committed owners and selling sponsorships, but the decision to approve last week's trade between Sky Blue FC and Saint Louis Athletica was curious at best, indefensible at worst.

WPS Week 5: A Look Back

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views


By DAN LAULETTA
Â
WPS leadership has done a wonderful job pulling together a group of committed owners and selling sponsorships, but the decision to approve last week's trade between Sky Blue FC and Saint Louis Athletica was curious at best, indefensible at worst.

The Rest

Philadelphia Independence Vs WNY Flash - WPS Final News, Notes, TV, Gamethread

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

The Philadelphia Independence head to Rochester to take on the Western New York Flash. The Flash feature Women's Player of the Year Marta and Alex Morgan, a young, but integral part of the United States Women's National Team's (USWNT) run in the 2011 World Cup.

TV: 4 pm EST, Comcast SportsNet (regionally)

Weather in upstate New York will not affect the game, as Hurricane Irene's reach is not that far (yet).

Tuesday Afternoon Union Freekicks: PPL Expansion?, Will Bruin And A Documentary

Brotherly Game at related • 1 view

Victory over New York stirs Frenzy and Foreboding | American Soccer News

Let me start with a disclaimer: I am no chicken little. I have no wish to create a perception of watching a clear sky then screaming that the heavens are crashing down. Saturday night was phenomenal and there is little to match the rush of beating a favored New York team, but once the high subsided the crash was a bit harder for me than I would like.

Union bound? More news.

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views
Union

Carlos Valdez

Spanish language site futbolred.com is reporting that Colombian central defender Carlos Valdez, currently with Independiente Santa Fe, will be coming to the Union on a one year loan. (You can read a crappy translation here.) The 25-year-old was a part of the Colombian U-20 team that won the South American Youth Championship in 2005 and played in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Brandi Chastain talks about the College Cup

Pretty Tough - Soccer at related • 0 views

Brandi Chastain does not even require an introduction. She took the time to answer a few questions about the NCAA Women's Soccer College Cup, and the Capital One Cup, which she is a part of as a member of the Board of Advisors.

AH: First, were there any surprises, any teams people might not have expected to be in the Final Four?

Sundae Bar on Friday

U.S. WNT at related • 2 views

Now that's a Sundae

The U.S. team got a special treat tonight, courtesy of team administrator Rachel Gruskin. Truth be told, the ladies don't eat too many desserts, but tonight the squad got to dive into an ice cream sundae bar and what teenager doesn't love that? Especially teenagers who burn thousands of calories a day working out.