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Hellenic Tie WPS Beat
 
The W-League’s Tampa Bay Hellenic faced the Atlanta Beat of Women’s Professional Soccer in an impromptu exhibition match on Saturday, May 29. The amateur side fared well against the professional club, battling to a 1-1 draw.

For Atlanta, Saturday was supposed to bring a regularly scheduled visit from St. Louis Athletica of WPS. Due to recent financial difficulties, the Athletica dissolved early last week leaving the spot open and Beat fans wondering what would take its place. Fortunately, the Hellenic, who were originally scheduled to play another match, made the trip north on short notice to fill this open date.

After a scoreless first half, Tampa Bay forward Rachel Yepez scored in the 67th minute to give the Hellenic the lead. The Beat were controlling tempo for most of the game, but could not convert any opportunities. Then, in a last ditch effort to equalize, Atlanta defender Rebecca Nolin put in an 89th minute header to level the two clubs. The Beat outshot the Hellenic, 30-1, but could only muster a single goal. more
 
 
 
Pro soccer team folds, but Harris upbeat
 
Ashlyn Harris didn't get to see many sites of the "Show Me State" on her first visit to St. Louis. Instead, she was shown the way out.
"I hadn't done anything crazy, maybe saw some cool parks," she said. "We just haven't been here that long."
Less than two months after Harris joined her first professional soccer team, the St. Louis Athletica of the Women's Professional Soccer circuit folded last Thursday because of a severe funding issue.
"It's a huge bummer; everyone's upset," said Harris, a first-round draft pick after recording three NCAA championships as the University of North Carolina goalkeeper. more
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silverbacks Shut Out Tampa Bay Hellenic

The Atlanta Silverbacks defeated the Tampa Bay Hellenic tonight by a score of 3-0 on its first annual City of Doraville Night. The Silverbacks move to 2-0-0 on the year, while the Hellenic fall to 1-1-0.

The ‘Backs struck first, with a goal from striker Alexa Newfield in the 16th minute of the match. Midfielder Megan Tomlinson provided a nice ball into the left side of the box for the assist, allowing Newfield to fire her shot past Hellenic keeper Ashley Baker.

Atlanta nearly doubled its lead in the just a few minutes later after a shot from midfielder Gabi Rivera went inches wide of the net. Silverbacks forward Cortni Joyner had two great opportunities in the 34th minute of the game, hitting the post and nearly scoring off another rebound seconds later.

The Silverbacks would continue their strong play and aggressive mindset throughout the first half, putting continual pressure on the Hellenic defense. more
 
 
 
Former UCF Women's Soccer Goalkeeper Lee Signs Pro Contract

Orlando, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF women's soccer goalkeeper Lynzee Lee, who donned the Black and Gold from 2008-09, recently signed on to play with the Buffalo Flash of the United Soccer League. Lee becomes the first Knight to sign a professional contract in school history.

"I am very proud of Lynzee and what she has accomplished," said UCF goalkeeper coach Donna Fishter. "She is very athletic and overall a very talented goalkeeper. We were lucky to have her at UCF. I do believe this is just the beginning of a great professional career for her."

Lee was a very instrumental in taking the Knights to the 2009 NCAA Tournament, posting a 5-0-1 record along with notching two shutouts. She had an amazing 0.54 goals-against average with an .864 save percentage, while she earned the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week award for shutting out LSU and FIU. In C-USA contests, Lee was a perfect 3-0-0. In her first year at UCF after transferring from Utah, Lee played in three games with one start. more

 
 
Tampa Bay Hellenic Striker Selected to W-League Team of the Week
Tampa Bay came into Atlanta looking to continue its winning ways. The team dominated the Northern Virginia Majestics, 5-0, in its home-opener. Hellenic forward Chelsea Klotz netted four goals in the win.
“Chelsea is one the top forwards in the Big East for USF,” Hellenic Head Coach George Fotopoulos said. “It really showed in our match against the Majestics. She was able to score four quality goals against a quality team. Her work rate on and off the ball were tremendous, as was her finishing.” more
 
 
USF's Klotz Scores Four In W-League Opener

The Northern Virginia Majestics were routed in their season opener, falling 5-0 to the Tampa Bay Hellenic last evening at Ed Radice Sports Complex in Tampa, Florida. Four first half goals enabled the home side to easily cruise to victory over the beleaguered Majestics.

A youthful Majestics squad struggled defensively throughout the first forty-five minutes, allowing Tampa to pepper the Northern Virginia goal with 15 shots. Additionally, the Majestics were unable to contain Hellenic Chelsea Klotz (University of South Florida), as the pesky forward scored four goals on the night. more

 

 
 
Freedom arrive for camp at Dodgertown
 
VERO BEACH — The Washington Freedom women’s professional soccer team arrived Monday afternoon for its six-day training session at historic Dodgertown.

The Freedom is one of nine teams in the second-year Women’s Professional Soccer league. The team will hold two practices sessions daily at the former Dodgers’ spring training complex, and will host the Chicago Red Stars in a 7 p.m. Friday exhibition at Hobart Park soccer complex.

“All the girls are excited to be here in the sunshine,” Freedom public relations manager Jennifer Brunson said. “There’s still a lot of snow on the ground in D.C. Everyone is excited to be back together and we’re ready to get our season started.”

Washington’s roster is highlighted by forward Abby Wambach and goalkeeper Brianna Scurry. Wambach has scored 101 goals in 131 games for the U.S. women’s national team and was a part of the gold medalist 2004 Olympic team. Scurry was a member of the 1999 World Cup champion team and has played in a national team record 173 games in goal. more

 
 
Becky Edwards selected as the 12th overall pick in the 2010 WPS Draft.


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Florida State midfielder Becky Edwards was drafted by the FC Gold Pride of the Women’s Professional Soccer League on Friday, January 15. Edwards was selected in the second round with the 12th overall pick and becomes the first Seminole soccer player in school history to be drafted by the WPS.

Edwards had a breakout year in her final season at Florida State starting all 25 games for the Seminoles in 2009. The senior midfielder/defender finished third on the team in points (18) recording career-highs in points, goals (5) and shots (46). She tied a career-high with eight assists, a mark she established as a freshman back in 2006.

The senior captain finished her Seminole career tied for third all-time in appearances with 95, while sitting fifth in career starts with 89. Edwards tallied 20 assists over her four year career, tied for sixth all-time at FSU, including eight game-winners. more
 
 

Gordon Sisters Selected by Atlanta Beat in WPS Draft

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.  –  University of West Florida women’s soccer players Shameka Gordon and Shaneka Gordon were selected by the Atlanta Beat in the 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer Draft on Friday. Shameka was the first to be taken in the Third Round as the 23rd overall pick while Shaneka was taken in the Seventh Round, 57th overall. They were the only two selections in the draft to come from a NCAA Division II institution. more

 

Lofton-Malachi Selected by Atlanta Beat in WPS Draft

TAMPA-With the first pick of the fifth round in the 2010 Women's Professional Soccer Draft, the Atlanta Beat selected University of South Florida goalkeeper Mallori Lofton-Malachi.

Deemed as "one of the most athletic goalkeepers in America," Lofton-Malachi leaves USF with a number of USF goalkeeping records. The three-year starter, Lofton-Malachi, ended her USF career in second place in career saves with 293 behind only Breck Bankster (318). more

 

 

 
Atlanta Beat signs Stacy Bishop
Atlanta, GA (Nov. 17, 2009) – Atlanta Beat General Manager Shawn McGee announced free agent Stacy Bishop as the newest member of the expansion team’s roster. Bishop is a midfielder from Land O Lakes, Florida, who spent the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer season with the Boston Breakers.

“Stacy is quite versatile,” said Beat Head Coach Gareth O’Sullivan. “I saw her play for Boston last season, and she has some strong attacking qualities. We are looking to use her as more of a holding midfielder although she does give us many options going forward.” more
 

 
 
W-League Combine

TAMPA – Player registration for USL’s W-League Combine began Thursday at 3:00PM ET at Mainsail Suites Hotel in Tampa, Florida. The 76 players attending the event will be housed at the hotel through Sunday, September 27. Each player will play in one, 70-minute match per day with the goalkeepers receiving an extra chance to show off their skills in a goalkeeper specific session scheduled for Saturday.
“The primary objective of the 2009 USL W-League Combine is to provide players that have already graduated from college a platform to showcase their talent for the WPS coaches,” said former professional player and current USL-2 Director Amanda Duffy. “Last season the event was focused on players that had been competing in the W-League not only in 2008, but those who utilized the W-League as their home during the five years women’s professional soccer didn’t exist in the United States. more
 
 
 
WPS Expansion Draft

TAMPA, FL – All but two of the 13 players selected in the WPS Expansion Draft on Tuesday were veterans of USL’s W-League. The expansion draft was held for the two 2010 WPS expansion clubs, the Atlanta Beat and the Philadelphia Independence.
The first five selections in the draft (Leigh Ann Robinson, Lori Lindsay, Jen Buczkowski, Amanda Cinalli and Nikki Krzysik) had at least 11 W-League matches under their belt, and with the exception of Robinson, all had logged over 2,000 minutes of W-League action. more
 
 
 

 
 
WPS Fan voting underway for year-end awards
 
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Aug. 18, 2009) – Women’s Professional Soccer announced the nominations for its year-end 2009 WPS Awards on Tuesday, which will be presented at the 2009 WPS All-Star Awards Gala in St. Louis, Mo. on August 29. Six categories will have awards presented of which three have fan voting as part of the award selection process, including Player, Defender and Goalkeeper of the Year. Nominations were selected by media and the seven 2009 WPS teams (except AdvoCare Coach of the Year, in which all seven coaches are on the ballot): more
 
 
 
Bishop not about to quit

LAND O' LAKES - The next few weeks will be quiet and critical for Stacy Bishop, a brief time to reflect on the latest and most agonizing chapter of her life as a women's soccer player.
A standout at Land O' Lakes High until 2003 and a two-time All-Southeastern Conference pick at Louisiana State and Florida, Bishop was unable to hold down a roster spot with the Boston Breakers of the first-year, seven-team Women's Pro Soccer league.
The 69th pick of the most recent WPS draft, Bishop played in nine games, starting six, before she was waived by the Breakers in June.
A member of the Tampa Bay Hellenic Club, Bishop played there until she was re-signed for Boston's July 20 match with FC Gold Pride, playing 34 minutes. But it was a bittersweet goodbye to a squad that includes five Team USA players, including Kristine Lilly, who Bishop considers a friend and mentor.
"I did well, well enough to start, but after one of the games they told me they had to make a change," Bishop said. "Right now, I'm taking it easy and getting my love for the game back." more
 

 
Miami Kickers April Perry Selected to the  WPSL All-Region Team
 
 
Kickers make it to the Final Four
 
The Miami Kickers F.C. (8-1-2) will be the so-called underdogs going into their Final Four Semifinal match this Saturday at Adelphi University's Competition Field in Garden City, NY. However, when it came to the WPSL All-Region awards (for the Midwest & Sunshine Conferences), their head coach Marc Miceli and star pupil April Perry (7g, 1a) would take home Coach & Player of the Year honors respectively, as their team will now travel north up the East Coast for this weekend's National Championship.
 
Miami clinched the bid to the 2009 WPSL Final Four due to their 2-0 Regional Final victory over a then-undefeated Midwest champion Ohio Premier Women's S.C. squad last weekend in Plantation, FL. OPWSC can gain some consolation as their top-notch shot-stopper in Ohio State University's Lauren Robertson would garner Goalkeeper of the Year honors for the second straight year. more

 

Miami Kickers FC Lead Sunshine Conference After Win At Home Against Palm Beach United

South Florida WPSL Franchise Wins 3rd Straight Game  

LogoPlantation, FL, June 16, 2009 – The Miami Kickers FC, the South Florida franchise of the Women's Premier Soccer League, had another strong performance this weekend topping local rivals Palm Beach United 1 – 0 at home on Sunday, June 14, 2009.   This 3rd consecutive win for the Miami Kickers FC puts them as the leader of the Southern Conference.  

“This was potentially going to be a challenging week against Palm Beach United,  as we were missing some of our key players in Deidre Bass, Olivia Elias, and Stacy Payne,” said Marc Miceli, Head Coach / GM Miami Kickers FC.  “We were able to bring in some of our strong bench and younger players, who stepped up to lead the Kickers to their 3rd victory in a row,” added Miceli.  more

 

South Florida WPSL Franchise Starts Out Strong    

Plantation, FL, June 8, 2009 – The Miami Kickers FC, the South Florida franchise of the Women's Premier Soccer League, opened up their 2009 season with two exciting and important victories at home against the Puerto Rico Capitals, Friday June 5, 2009, and Sunday, June 7, 2009 against the Florida Surge.             

Despite a rain delay on Friday, the Miami Kickers FC sailed past the Puerto Rico Capitals with a huge 7 -1 victory.   With a repeat weather performance on Sunday, the Miami Kickers FC battled fiercely and physically against the Florida Surge, and came out on top with a 2 – 0 victory.

"The Miami Kickers played two solid games against the Puerto Rico Capitals and the Florida Surge even though the field conditions were not the best due to inclement weather,” said Marc Miceli, Head Coach.   “We have recruited a number of new talented players to the Kickers for the 2009 season along with our seasoned nine returning players,” added Miceli.  more

 

Two South Florida Players Garner WPSL Team of the Week Honors

Two local former high school stand-outs were named to the WPSL Team of the Week for their play last weekend with the Miami Kickers FC.  Samantha Wright (Cornell University) and April Perry (FIU) earned their spots on the Week III roster after the Kickers won their first two games June 5th (7-1 over Puerto Rico Capitals) & June 7th (2-0 of Florida Surge).   Wright had 2 goals and 3 assists in the Capitals match and Perry scored a goal in each game.  Sam was 2008 Sun-Sentinel Player of the Year from Cypress Bay High School while April was 2008 Miami Herald Player of the Year at Hollywood Hills High School, both just completed successful freshman seasons at their respective Division I colleges.  The WPSL is the largest women's amateur league in the US with 52-teams across the country.  The Kickers currently stand in 1st place in the Sunshine Conference and face the also undefeated Palm Beach United on Sunday, June14th, 7pm at American Heritage School in Plantation.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children, youth players wearing their club team jerseys get in free. more

 

 

Hellenic Tie Feels Like A Loss

The Tampa Bay Hellenic tied the Charlotte Lady Eagles on Saturday night, after leading 2-0 at the half. The game started out evenly with both teams having their share of scoring opportunities, but both defenses held strong.
The Hellenic had a free kick awarded in the 26th minute, with the initial kick being cleared by the Charlotte defense right to the foot of the Hellenic player Sonia Curvelo , who sent it right back in to the head of Jasmine Johnson , who headed it in for the first goal of the game. Nine minutes later, Hellenic player Shameka Gordon was fouled in the box and a PK was awarded. The PK was converted by Sarah Chapman , bringing the score to 2-0 in favor of the Hellenic. The first half stats showed that the shots were even in the first half at seven for each team. more

 

 

Hellenic Make It Two In a Row!

The Tampa Bay Hellenic won their second game in a row by an identical margin as their game two days earlier, 3-0, against a very tough and aggressive Hampton Roads Piranhas on Memorial Day at Ed Radice Park.
After a delayed start because of lightning in the air, the thunder began on the field at the 3:32 starting whistle with both teams coming out strong. The first goal came in the 33rd minute when Sarah Chapman saw the Piranhas keeper, Vicky Johnson, off her line and blasted a 30 yard shot that floated into the far corner of the goal. Just before halftime, Shameka Gordon placed a perfect pass to a streaking Sonia Curvelo who lifted her shot just over the head of Johnson, and it just dipped into the goal. In spite of the score, Hampton Roads outshot the Hellenic nine shots to 5 in the first half, with first half Hellenic keeper, Mallori Lofton-Malachi making some beautiful saves to keep the Hellenic’s lead. more
 

 

South Florida WPSL Franchise Launches Season  

Plantation, FL, May 26, 2009 – The Miami Kickers F.C., the South Florida franchise of the Women's Premier Soccer League, is proud to announce its 2009 season and roster.        

"We are looking forward to an incredible season," says Coach Marc Miceli.  "We have several veteran returning elite collegiate players, as well as some very talented newcomers that will position us this season to be viable contenders to go all the way." added Miceli. more

 

Hellenic Home Opener This Weekend

The Tampa Bay Hellenic opens its home schedule this Saturday night (May 23) at Ed Radice Complex at 7PM vs the Northern Virginia Majestics. Both the Hellenic and the Majestics suffered 0-2 losses on the road last weekend, so both are looking to earn their first victory. The Hellenic will host the Hampton Road Pirahnas on Monday, Memorial Day at 3PM. Hampton Roads is sitting atop the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference with two wins and no losses, having outscored their opponents by a four to one margin. Both games this weekend promise to be highly competitive and very entertaining. Make your plans to come to the games and meet this year's players. Buy a season pass and your kids can get an hour free training session with one of this year's Hellenic players....this is an amazing offer that provides training that is worth the price of the season pass! We look forward to seeing you this weekend.

 

Womens Professional Soccer Unveils Full Schedule for 2009 Inaugural Season

SAN FRANCISCO  – Taking another step closer towards the return of women's soccer to the professional sports landscape, Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) today announced its regular season schedule for the 2009 Inaugural Season, along with the featured match-ups for Fox Soccer Channel's "WPS Sunday on FSC." The previously announced home openers that begin Sunday, March 29 with the WPS Inaugural Match between the Los Angeles Sol and the Washington Freedom and continue during WPS Kick-Off Week with a full slate of league games on April 5 will be followed by regular weekly action over the next five months for a total of 70 league match-ups, three post-season contests and one WPS All-Star Game. more

 

Krikorian To Assist With U.S. Women's National Team

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/fsu/sports/w-soccer/auto_action/2661270.jpegThe Women's National Team will begin training in Carson, Calif., January 20.

CHICAGO, Ill. - Florida State soccer coach Mark Krikorian was named an assistant with the U.S. Women's National Team in 2009 as announced by U.S. Soccer and full national team head coach Pia Sundhage. The U.S. national team will head to Carson, Calif., for two weeks beginning January 20 in preparation for the Algarve Cup which will be held in early March in Portugal.

This marks the second time in the last two years that Krikorian has joined the U.S. National Team with Sundhage at the helm. In December of 2007, Krikorian traveled out to Carson to assist Sundhage, who was making her coaching debut with the U.S. squad, for a five-day mini-camp in the final training session of the season.

Sundhage is quite familiar with the Seminole coach working with Krikorian during his three-year stint (2001-03) as head coach of the Philadelphia Charge in the WUSA. Sundhage served as an assistant coach with the Charge for two seasons in 2001 and 2002.

 

 

2009 Womens Pro Soccer Draft Results

 

Lydia Vandenbergh Selected By St. Louis In Women's Professional Soccer League Draft

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/fsu/sports/w-soccer/auto_action/2259333.jpegST. LOUIS, Mo. - Florida State volunteer assistant coach Lydia Vandenbergh was drafted by St. Louis of the Women's Professional Soccer League on Friday, January 16. Vandenbergh, who joined the Seminole coaching staff in the fall of 2008, was selected in the 10th round with the 65th overall pick.

"I'm so excited and to be able to play in St. Louis for the Brazilian national team coach (Jorge Barcellos) is such an honor," stated Vandenbergh. "I am just so excited, words can't explain how I feel right now; I don't know what to say."

Vandenbergh played nine seasons in the W-League with the Asheville Splash (2000-04) and the Charlotte Eagles (2005-08). She was a member of the Eagles' squad that advanced to the league semifinals in 2006. In 2008, Vandenbergh was named to the W-League Team of the Week during the tenth week of the season. more

 

 

Three Gators Selected in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) Draft

Three University of Florida players - Ameera Abdullah, Megan Kerns and Stacy Bishop - were selected Friday in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) draft. The draft was held in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) convention at the Cervantes Convention Center/America's Center.

The FC Gold Pride selected Abdullah as the 31st overall pick in the fifth round. The St. Louis Athletica picked Kerns in the eighth round (51st pick). Bishop was the 69th pick overall in the 10th round by the Boston Breakers. The draft consisted of 10 rounds with the seven teams selecting one player in each round. The selection order for the draft was determined by a lottery held Oct. 16, 2008. more

 

Women's Professional Soccer eyes Cary

Monday, December 08, 2008

The new Women's Professional Soccer league is interested in putting a team in Cary, and the attraction is mutual, said the president of the men's pro team there.

"We have extreme interest in a WPS team," said Brian Wellman, who heads the Carolina Railhawks of the United Soccer League First Division, adding that his franchise has already talked with the WPS and potential investors.

The new league will begin play in April with seven franchises -- in Boston; Chicago; Santa Clara, Calif.; Los Angeles; St. Louis; Piscataway, N.J. (Rutgers' field); and Washington -- and add teams in Atlanta and Philadelphia in 2010.

WPS commissioner Tonya Antonucci said the league actually would like to expand to 10 teams in two years, with the 10th possibly based at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, site of this weekend's NCAA Women's College Cup.

"Cary, with its wonderful soccer stadium, is high on our list," Antonucci said in a telephone interview...

Read the full article: Women's Professional Soccer eyes Cary

 

Pali win W-League Championship

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -- It’s not always the case that a game can live up to the hype, but the Pali Blues 2-1 victory over FC Indiana in the W-League Championship game will be remembered for ages.

The Pali Blues came out loose and relax and it showed early in the contest. Pali was in control of the game early, dominating possession and getting everyone involved. On the other hand, FC Indiana looked nervous and the big game jitters definitely contributed to early FC Indiana miscues. more

 

 

Milyak and FC Indiana Play Saturday for W-League Title on Fox Soccer Channel

http://www.uslsoccer.com/images/photos/71191457119145.jpgWINTER PARK, Fla. (August 1, 2008) Rollins assistant women’s soccer coach and recent Sunshine State Conference Hall of Fame inductee Alicia Milyak will play for the W-League Championship Saturday as a member of FC Indiana. The Lionesses will battle the Pali Blues in Virginia Beach on Saturday August 2 at 8:00 p.m. with the match airing on Fox Soccer Channel at 11:00 p.m.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FC INDIANA WEB SITE

 

 

BREVARD COUNTY COCOA EXPOS 0, MYSC LADY BLUES 1

COCOA, FL (07/28/08) -
The MYSC Lady Blues made the most of their chance, while the Brevard County Cocoa Expos couldn't cash in on theirs. Thus, their Women's Premier Soccer League season ended in the first round of the playoffs Monday night in a 1-0 defeat.

The Lady Blues (8-1), the Midwest Conference champions, advance to the league's championship final four this weekend in Sacramento, Calif., while the Expos, the Sunshine Conference champs, finished 11-1-1.
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Miami's Betty Ann Casey named Sunshine Conference Player of the Year

http://www.miamikickersfc.com/images/Roster/Betty.jpgIn the Sunshine Conference, Kryger's Cocoa Expos also led the way with four selections which included leading scorer Stacey Jo Fletcher, midfield duo Jenn Montgomery & Courtney Baines and defender Katie Tullis. Miami's Betty Ann Casey (14 goals, six assists) was named the Conference Player of the Year - as she was one point shy of Utah's Megan Dickerson for second in league scoring - and Palm Beach United's Erin Switalski was selected Goalkeeper of the Year - who played every minute of every game this season, notching five shutouts. more 

 

 

Lofton-Malachi On USL All-Conference Team

TAMPA, Fla. – University of South Florida junior goalkeeper Mallori Lofton-Malachi was http://www.nmnathletics.com.edgesuite.net/pics2/400/XX/XXTDHVJIPKBDEGD.20071018203735.jpgselected to the 2008 W-League Eastern All-Conference Team, the United Soccer League announced.

Lofton-Malachi was one of the top 33 players in the league as voted on by team coaches and general managers. Playing in goal in 12 games, Lofton-Malachi tallied 45 saves and allowed just five goals in 766 minutes this summer. more

 

 

SUNSHINE CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Stacey-Jo Fletcher (BREVARD COUNTY COCOA EXPOS)

A pair of wins over Miami Kickers F.C. & Palm Beach United this past weekend gives the Cocoa Expos the Sunshine Conference title in their first season in the WPSL with one match remaining in their schedule. The former Christian Brothers star was named the Offensive Player of the Match in both wins for the 2008 Sunshine winners.

 

July 8, 2008

Women's soccer league reveals allocation plans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - U.S. national team stars will find out in mid-September which clubs they'll play for in the new Women's Professional Soccer league.

League and team officials will meet the week of Sept. 15 to allocate members of the national team pool to the inaugural seven squads, the WPS announced Tuesday.

Players have told league officials their preferred cities. Each team will also create a wish list of players. more

 

July 7, 2008

USL W-League Combine debuts this fall

TAMPA, FL – United Soccer Leagues announced Monday that with the upcoming launch http://www.uslsoccer.com/imgs/home/w-combine-release.jpgof Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS), it will be conducting the inaugural USL W-League Combine in Tampa September 4-7 of 2008. The combine will feature 128 elite players showcasing their talent for WPS and other professional scouts and coaches.
 

The combine will consist of invited elite W-League players as well as those selected from an open application process. The deadline for players submitting an Open Application is August 6. It will be held at the Ed Radice Sports Complex, home to the W-League Tampa Bay Hellenic and the USL Super Y-League North American Finals. more

 

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Hellenic, Hampton Roads finish 1-1

TAMPA, FL -- The Hampton Roads Piranhas rallied to post a 1-1 draw in Tampa Sunday http://www.uslsoccer.com/images/logos/89865118986511.jpgagainst the division’s third-place Hellenic after a lengthy delay for an afternoon thunderstorm.

The Tampa Bay Hellenic didn’t have a tie all season….until this weekend, and now they have two. The Hampton Road Piranhas were in town Sunday to play the Hellenic in their final home match of the season. The Tampa team had played Atlanta to a 0-0 tie last Friday night on July 4th.
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July 2, 2008

Giblin Named WPSL Co-Player of the Week

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 2, 2008) – Rollins senior forward Lindsay Giblin, playing for the Florida Surge of the Women’s Premier Soccer League, was named league co-Player of the Week, it was announced by the WPSL.

Giblin (Naples, Fla.) scored four goals in the Surge’s last two matches, which included a big road win at F.C. Thomasville. The reigning Sunshine State Conference Offensive and overall Player of the Year is in the midst of a dominating summer for the Surge.

The Rollins women’s soccer team will kick-off their 2008 season hosting William Carey on Friday, August 29 at 7 p.m. more

 

Hellenic Beat Dynamo 4-0 With Explosive 2nd Half

The Tampa Bay Hellenic beat the Carolina Dynamo on a muggy Saturday night at Ed Radice field in Tampa. The Dynamo gave the Hellenic all they could handle for the first fifteen minutes of the game and the balance of the first half was an evenly matched affair, with seven shots recorded for the visiting Dynamo and ten for the Hellenic, but neither team was able to capitalize and the teams entered the locker rooms at halftime in a 0-0 tie. It was a whole new Hellenic team coming back to the field after halftime, with goals being scored in the 49th, 51st, and 54th minutes by Jasmine Johnson , Gabi Rivera and Stacy Bishop . The Hellenic continued their offensive attack, outshooting the Dynamo 9-1, with Morgan Church finishing out the scoring in the 80th minute.

 

 

Kickers Notch their 6th win of the season

     Notching their 6th win of the season (and fourth consecutive), the Miami Kickers F.C. beat the visiting Puerto Rico Capitals F.C. 4-0 Friday, June 27th, 2008 on their home field at American Heritage-Plantation.  Solidly in 2nd place, only one point behind conference leader Brevard County Cocoa Expos, the two will meet for their second match of the season at home on Thursday, July 3rd at 7:30 PM.  The Kickers need to continue this winning streak to overtake the Expos for first place and a spot in the league playoffs in California in late July.  The teams are part of the 7-team Sunshine Conference of the 51-team national WPSL (Women’s Premier Soccer League).  Others in the conference are Palm Beach United, Florida Surge, FC Thomasville Dragons and Orlando Falcons. more

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