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FC Gold Pride Looks to Clinch First Ever Playoff Berth with Win

July 30, 2010 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - FC Gold Pride News Release


Hayward, CA (July 30, 2010) - FC Gold Pride (12-3-1) looks to add to their current five-game win streak when the Bay Area team takes on the Atlanta Beat this Sunday, August 1 at 2 pm PT.

A victory over the Beat on Sunday would not only set a new WPS record for consecutive wins, it would also ensure the franchise's first ever postseason berth. The Bay Area team takes a comfortable 10 point lead over second place [Philadelphia Independence] into Sunday's showdown against their Southern hosts who trail the Pride by 21 points in the WPS standings. The two teams have crossed paths twice so far this season (April 24 and July 3), both games resulted in victories for the Pride.

The Beat will not be an easy team to defeat, as they defend their home turf and a modest three-game win streak of their own. US Women's National Team and Beat goalkeeper Hope Solo, who allowed four goals in the teams' most recent meeting on July 3, will be looking for redemption against the league's brightest scoring duo of Christine Sinclairand Marta .

Alongside Marta and Sinclair, the Pride expects to have Georgia native and WPS Rookie All-Star Kelley O'Haraback in action the in front line after missing two games with USWNT call ups and one due to illness.

Fox Soccer Channel will feature this weekend's exciting East versus West matchup as the WPS Sunday Game of the Week, which can be seen live at 2 PM PT. Fans can also stream the game online or on their IPhones. ---

What: FC Gold Pride vs. Atlanta Beat

When: Sunday, August 1 at 2 PM PT

Where: KSU Stadium Home of the Atlanta Beat

3200 George W. Busbee Parkway, NW

Kennesaw, GA 30144

Who: FC Gold Pride | Women's Professional Soccer

FC Gold Pride Forward and Four-Time FIFA World Player of the Year, Marta

2010 WPS All-Stars Shannon Boxx, Rachel Buehler, Christine Sinclair, andKelley O'Hara

2010 WPS All-Star Head Coach Albertin Montoya

WPS Standings:

FC Gold Pride (12-3-1)

Philadelphia Independence (8-5-3)

Boston Breakers (5-6-4)

Sky Blue FC (5-7-3)

Washington Freedom (4-7-5)

Chicago Red Stars (4-8-5)

Atlanta Beat (4-7-4)

Media Contact Crystal Fukumoto

Cfukumoto@fcgoldpride.com

(415) 887-8804

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MEDIA ALERT

FIRST PLACE PRIDE LOOK TO EXTEND WINNING STREAK TO SIX ON SUNDAY AND SECURE FIRST PLAYOFF BERTH IN FRANCHISE HISTORY

The Pride will take on the Atlanta Beat, Sunday, August 1 at 2 PM PT | Match to be televised nationally on Fox Soccer Channel live from KSU Stadium in Kennesaw, GA

Hayward, CA

(July 30, 2010) - FC Gold Pride(12-3-1) looks to add totheir current five-game win streak when the Bay Area team takes on the Atlanta Beat this Sunday, August 1 at 2 pm PT.

A victory over the Beat on Sunday would not only set a new WPS record for consecutive wins, it would also ensure the franchise's first ever postseason berth.

The Bay Area team takes a comfortable 10 point lead over second place [Philadelphia Independence] into Sunday's showdown against their Southern hosts who trail the Pride by 21 points in the WPS standings . The two teams have crossed paths twice so far this season (April 24 and July 3), both games resulted in victories for the Pride.

The Beat will not be an easy team to defeat, as they defend their home turf and a modest three-game win streak of their own.

US Women's National Team and Beat goalkeeper Hope Solo, who allowed four goals in the teams' most recent meeting on July 3, will be looking for redemption against the league's brightest scoring duo ofChristine Sinclair and Marta.

AlongsideMarta and Sinclair, the Pride expects to have Georgia native and WPS Rookie All-StarKelley O'Hara back in action the in front line after missing two games with USWNT call ups and one due to illness.

Fox Soccer Channel will feature this weekend's exciting East versus West matchup as the WPS Sunday Game of the Week, which can be seen live at 2 PM PT.

Fans can also stream the game online or on their IPhones.

What:

FC Gold Pride vs. Atlanta Beat

When:

Sunday, August 1 at 2 PM PT

Where:

KSU Stadium Home of the Atlanta Beat

3200 George W. Busbee Parkway, NW

Kennesaw, GA 30144

Who:

FC Gold Pride | Women's Professional Soccer

FC Gold Pride Forward and Four-Time FIFA World Player of the Year, Marta

2010 WPS All-Stars Shannon Boxx, Rachel Buehler, Christine Sinclair, and Kelley O'Hara

2010 WPS All-Star Head Coach Albertin Montoya

WPS Standings:

FC Gold Pride

(12-3-1)

Philadelphia Independence (8-5-3)

Boston Breakers (5-6-4)

Sky Blue FC (5-7-3)

Washington Freedom (4-7-5)

Chicago Red Stars (4-8-5)

Atlanta Beat (4-7-4)

Media Contact

Crystal Fukumoto

Cfukumoto@fcgoldpride.com

(415) 887-8804

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MEDIA ALERT

 

FIRST PLACE PRIDE LOOK TO EXTEND WINNING STREAK TO SIX ON SUNDAY AND SECURE FIRST PLAYOFF BERTH IN FRANCHISE HISTORY

 

The Pride will take on the Atlanta Beat, Sunday, August 1 at 2 PM PT | Match to be televised nationally on Fox Soccer Channel live from KSU Stadium in Kennesaw, GA

 

Hayward, CA

(July 30, 2010) -  FC Gold Pride (12-3-1) looks to add to their current five-game win streak when the Bay Area team takes on the Atlanta Beat this Sunday, August 1 at 2 pm PT.

 

 

A victory over the Beat on Sunday would not only set a new WPS record for consecutive wins, it would also ensure the franchise's first ever postseason berth.

 The Bay Area team takes a comfortable 10 point lead over second place [Philadelphia Independence] into Sunday's showdown against their Southern hosts who trail the Pride by 21 points in the WPS standings . The two teams have crossed paths twice so far this season (April 24 and July 3), both games resulted in victories for the Pride.

 

 

The Beat will not be an easy team to defeat, as they defend their home turf and a modest three-game win streak of their own.

  US Women's National Team and Beat goalkeeper Hope Solo, who allowed four goals in the teams' most recent meeting on July 3, will be looking for redemption against the league's brightest scoring duo of Christine Sinclair and Marta.

 

 

Alongside Marta and Sinclair, the Pride expects to have Georgia native and WPS Rookie All-Star Kelley O'Hara back in action the in front line after missing two games with USWNT call ups and one due to illness.

 

 

Fox Soccer Channel will feature this weekend's exciting East versus West matchup as the WPS Sunday Game of the Week, which can be seen live at 2 PM PT.

  Fans can also stream the game online or on their IPhones.

 

What:

 

 

                FC Gold Pride vs. Atlanta Beat

 

When:

 Sunday, August 1 at 2 PM PT

 

Where:

KSU Stadium Home of the Atlanta Beat

                3200 George W. Busbee Parkway, NW

Kennesaw, GA 30144

 

Who:

    FC Gold Pride | Women's Professional Soccer

                FC Gold Pride Forward and Four-Time FIFA World Player of the Year, Marta

2010 WPS All-Stars Shannon Boxx, Rachel Buehler, Christine Sinclair, and Kelley O'Hara

              

2010 WPS All-Star Head Coach Albertin Montoya

 

WPS Standings:

FC Gold Pride

(12-3-1)

Philadelphia Independence (8-5-3)

Boston Breakers (5-6-4)

Sky Blue FC (5-7-3)

Washington Freedom (4-7-5)

Chicago Red Stars (4-8-5)

Atlanta Beat (4-7-4)

 

Media Contact

Crystal Fukumoto

Cfukumoto@fcgoldpride.com

(415) 887-8804

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