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FC Gold Pride Makes History Breaking WPS Consecutive Win Streak With 2-1 Victory Over the Boston Bre

May 14, 2010 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - FC Gold Pride News Release

FC Gold Pride (5-1-0) kicked off the weekend with a Friday night matchup against the Boston Breakers (1-2-3) in front of a crowd of 5,283 at Harvard Stadium. Four-time FIFA World Player of the Year, Marta, proved to be the deciding factor in the match, producing her first multi-goal game of the year. The Pride becomes the first team in WPS history to win five consecutive games. With the win the Pride will ensures their spot at the top of the WPS standings for another week. "This was a difficult game on the road because we played a very tough team in front of a great home crowd, we were fortunate enough to put two goals away," said Montoya. "They came at us hard and scored a tying goal, but our defense was excellent in the second half and prevented them from getting another one."

Marta started the scoring off in the 15th minute by beating Breaker goalkeeper Ashley Phillips one-on-one, after Tiffeny Milbrett played her a perfect through ball.

The Breakers answered back seven minutes later to tie the game 1-1. Boston midfielder Lauren Cheney threaded a ball into English international Kelly Smith who slotted the ball past Pride goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart for the first half equalizer.

The Pride regained the lead in the 38th minute when Marta scored her second goal of the night after out-hustling the Boston defense and striking a lofted shot past Phillips.

Minutes later, Breaker Kasey Moore nearly tied the game, bouncing a free kick off the goal post.

While battling hard to find another goal, Kelly Smith received a caution in the 70th minute after going studs up in a challenge with Kandace Wilson. Pride forward Christine Sinclair and Breaker midfielder Leslie Osborne also drew yellow cards in the 76th minute and 85th minute, respectively.

The Breakers made last minute efforts to tie the game with shots from Lauren Cheney, but to no avail.

Next up, the Pride will travel to the Windy City to take on the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday, May 29 at Toyota Park.

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