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Freedom announces opening day roster

March 25, 2009 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - magicJack News Release

BOYDS, Md. (March 25) - With the Washington Freedom set to take part in the WPS Inaugural Match against the Los Angeles Sol at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, the team announced it has cut its roster down to the league mandated 22 players (18 players with 4 developmental players).

The roster was built in five steps - U.S. national team allocation, International player draft, a 4-round draft in October, a 10-round draft in January and tryouts.

After Sunday's match against the Sol, Washington will play the University of Virginia in a Kicks Against Breast Cancer charity exhibition match at the Maryland SoccerPlex on April 4 at 7 p.m. before playing its first home game on April 11 at 6 p.m. against the Chicago Red Stars.

No. Name Pos. Hometown

1 Briana Scurry GK Dayton, Minn.

3 Jill Gilbeau D/F/M San Diego

4 Cat Whitehill D Birmingham, Ala.

5 Joanna Lohman D/M Silver Spring, Md.

6 Lori Lindsey M Indianapolis, Ind.

7 Parrissa Eyorokon M/F West Chester, Ohio

8 Sonia Bompastor D Mer, France

9 Allie Long M Northport, N.Y.

10 Homare Sawa M Tokyo, Japan

11 Emily Janss D/M Brandon, Fla.

14 Sarah Huffman M Flower Mound, Texas

15 Kristin DeDycker D/M Denver

17 Lisa De Vanna F Perth Australia

19 Rebecca Moros M/F Larchmont, N.Y.

20 Abby Wambach F Rochester, N.Y.

21 Alex Singer D Rye, N.Y.

22 Becky Sauerbrunn D St. Louis

24 Christen Karniski D Iowa City, Iowa

25 Claire Zimmeck F Fairfax, Va.

26 Madison Keller D/M Clarksburg, Md.

29 Jayme Leigh Cargnoni D/M San Diego

61 Kati Jo Spisak GK St. Louis

Single game tickets for the 2009 Washington Freedom season are now available through Ticketmaster. Don't forget to check out the Inaugural Ticket Pack, which includes tickets to the Freedom's first two home games - April 11 and April 18. The Inaugural Ticket Pack is only available by calling the Freedom ticket office at 202-547-KICK.

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