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May 7, 2003 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - magicJack News Release

Don't miss the Freedom's third home game of the year, this Saturday, May 10 vs. the Philadelphia Charge at 4 p.m. at RFK Stadium! Next up for the Washington Freedom is a home-field showdown Saturday at 4 p.m. with the struggling Philadelphia Charge (0-3-0), who fell one goal short of their first 2003 victory Saturday in a 5-4 loss to the New York Power (2-3-0). Should the Freedom get past the Charge Saturday, it will be Washington's first career WUSA home victory over the Charge at RFK Stadium.

Freedom Fighters Club season ticket holders - don't forget - two Freedom players will visit the field-level tent party from 3 to 3:10 p.m. before the game!

Remember - if you can't make it to the Freedom vs. Philadelphia match at RFK Stadium, don't forget it will be broadcast nationwide on the PAX network at 4 p.m.. To find PAX in your area, go to


Freedom sign Canadian Goalkeeper Nicci Wright for goalkeeper duties

Late last week, the Freedom announced the signing of Canadian and the W-League's Vancouver Whitecaps' goalkeeper Nicci Wright. Wright will serve as the team's second goalkeeper backing up Siri Mullinix.

Wright, formerly with the Whitecaps in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, has also been a member of the National Team since 1996, accumulating 38 caps and 11 shutouts in international play. Wright represented Canada in the 1999 World Cup, and earned a shutout in her last international appearance, a 3-0 win over Scotland on March 1, 2002 at the Algarve Cup in Portugal. A former co-captain at the University of Victoria, Wright played many years in the Vancouver Island Premier Women's League where she was a perennial winner of the league's Top Goalkeeper Award.

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Sign up now for the Soccer For Hope Clinic - improve your skills and help Children's Hospital and the Mia Hamm Foundation at the same time!

Are you ready for some charitable fun? Come out to the Soccer For Hope Clinic and work on your soccer skills with some of the Washington Freedom players and coaches, while helping to raise money for Children's Hospital and the Mia Hamm Foundation. The clinic costs $35 per person, and is open to all -- from the beginner to advanced player (age 2 - 92)!

The clinic will be held June 7th from 6-8 pm at Howison Soccer Complex in Prince William County.

In addition to learning new skills and perfecting old ones, each participant will receive...
- a ticket to the Washington Freedom vs. Boston Breakers game on June 8, 2003 at 4 p.m.
- a clinic t-shirt!
- option for additional tickets at discount prices
- get coached by Freedom players!

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Vote for your favorite Freedom players to be WUSA All-Stars on!

Freedom fans - you have the opportunity to vote for your favorite WUSA players who will compete in the 2003 WUSA All-Star Game by going online at!

The 2003 WUSA All-Star Game will be held at SAS Stadium in Cary, N.C. on Thursday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT). The All-Star Game will be televised live on ESPN2 and will provide a look at all of the top players who are expected to star in the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup in China in September and October.

Fans will make up one block of voting to select the 11 starters for the WUSA American Stars and the WUSA World Stars squads. The other two blocks that vote on the starting lineups are coaches/GMs and members of the media. Each voting block consists of 33.3 percent of the vote. The starting lineups for the both teams will be announced on Tuesday, June 3. Five additional reserve players will be announced on June 9. The reserve players will be selected by the two All-Star head coaches in conjunction with WUSA Commissioner Tony DiCicco.

Vote the Freedom in today!


Freedom down Hampton Roads Piranhas, 4-1, in Virginia Beach Friday

The Freedom (3-0-1) stayed active during its WUSA bye week, heading to Virginia Beach Friday to take on the W-League's Hampton Roads Piranhas in an exhibition match at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex in Virginia Beach, Va. Washington used goals by three different players (Lindsey, Wambach, and Grubb) and a double-goal performance by Jennifer Grubb to beat the Hampton Roads Piranhas, 4-1, Friday night in front of 5,588 fans - the second-largest soccer crowd in the venue's history.

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Freedom stars Mia Hamm, Siri Mullinix, and Abby Wambach called in to U.S. Women's National Team training camp to face England on Saturday, May 17 in Alabama

Freedom stars Mia Hamm, Siri Mullinix, and Abby Wambach were among the 24 players named by U.S. Women's National Team head coach April Heinrichs to the U.S. roster that will train for four days before facing England in an important Women's World Cup warm-up match at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, on May 17, 2003. Kickoff is at Noon CT and the match will be televised live on ESPN.

Tickets ranging in price levels from $16 to $50 are on sale starting at all Ticketmaster outlets throughout Alabama (including Publix, Coconuts and Wherehouse Music), by phone at 1-800-277-1700, and on-line at Groups of 20 or more can order through the Alabama Sports Foundation at 205-967-4745.

England is coming off a Women's World Cup qualifying campaign that ended in heartbreak as they dropped a two-game playoff series to France for the final European berth. England did not have star forward Kelly Smith for those games as she was recovering from a serious knee injury, but the "Mia Hamm of English soccer" is back healthy and has been called up to represent her country in this important Women's World Cup tune-up for the United States.

Heinrichs will name 18 players from the 24 to suit up against England late next week

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