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August 5, 2011 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - Atlanta Beat News Release


KENNESAW, Ga. (August 5, 2011) -In their last home match of the season, the Atlanta Beat (1-11-4) of Women's Professional Soccer take on the Western New York Flash (10-2-3) at the KSU Soccer Stadium on Aug. 6 at 7:00 p.m. on PUMA Project Pink night.

The opposing Western New York side features several stars from the 2011 FIFA World Cup including WPS Heroes Marta (Brazil) and Alex Morgan (USA), among others. Tickets to the match are still available online at www.TheAtlantaBeat.com or by phone at 678-298-4780. Get a FREE Atlanta Beat soccer ball with a Family Four Pack or receive a FREE Heather Mitts and Carli Lloyd autographed poster with four Center Circle seats.

The Beat played their last match against the Philadelphia Independence at Widener University on Sunday, July 31, when the Independence earned the 1-0 result. The Beat had three strong scoring opportunities in the first half but were unable to capitalize on their chances. The match was scoreless at halftime. Independence forward Veronica Boquete broke the tie in the 62nd minute for the game winner. The Independence edged out the Beat 18-12 in shots despite a strong effort from the Atlanta side. Beat goalkeeper Allison Whitworth tallied eight solid saves on the night.

Western New York Flash secured their spot in the WPS Playoffs with their 4-1 victory over Sky Blue FC on July 31. The league-leading Philadelphia Independence have also clinched a playoff spot. On Wednesday, Aug. 3, Western New York earned three more points when they defeated the Boston Breakers 2-1 at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester. The Beat will not make the 2011 WPS playoffs.

The Aug. 6 match features the home team wearing their limited edition pink PUMA uniforms. These uniforms (jerseys off the players' backs) will be auction items. Saturday night's game ball will also be pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.

According to PUMA, "Project Pink is a more-than-just-October initiative that puts the fight against breast cancer in the hands of young soccer fans." Project Pink is in its second year of existence. Last year, over $60,000 were raised for the Magee-Women's Foundation, the winning organization of the 2010 campaign. The Beat's featured charity is the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Visit www.TheAtlantaBeat.com to learn more about PUMA's Project Pink.

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