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Freedom name 16-player roster and two reserve players

March 25, 2003 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - magicJack News Release

The Washington Freedom named its 16-player roster in compliance with the WUSA’s roster cut-down deadline Monday, and signed forward Meredith Beard and midfielder Sarah Kate Noftsinger to reserve contracts for 2003. Both earned time for the Freedom in five games (Noftsinger starting in 4 of the 5) in 2002.

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Don’t miss Freedom “MERCH MADNESS” and the crazy sales this Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the 2003 Washington Freedom Fan Fest presented by Comcast SportsNet! Freedom vs. Boston exhibition match to follow We all eagerly await March for one reason…..FREEDOM MERCH MADNESS!!!

Don’t miss the Washington Freedom merchandise CLEARANCE SALE this weekend at Fan Fest at the Maryland SoccerPlex, in Germantown, Md.!

Everything must go! The most expensive item is just $10! FREE Washington Freedom mouse pad with every purchase (while supplies last).

We are making room for exciting new 2003 Washington Freedom merchandise. New merchandise will be on sale beginning Opening Day, April 12 at RFK Stadium and on

Don’t miss your chance to pick up your favorite Freedom gear for you or a friend at these low, low prices.

Following Fan Fest, the Freedom will take on the Boston Breakers in the headline game of the seventh annual Kicks Against Breast Cancer tournament at 4 p.m. at the SoccerPlex. Admission to the game is a $10 donation to benefit the Howard County General Hospital’s Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource and Image Center in Columbia, Md. and the Claudia Mayer Breast Cancer Foundation. So come to Fan Fest and help send the Freedom into the 2003 season with all of your support – see you there!

Note: Freedom players will be appearing from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. For directions to the SoccerPlex, go to:

Don’t miss your chance to hop on the Freedom rematch road trip! A few seats are still available for the Founders Cup II rematch April 5th in Cary, North Carolina. Registration for the trip will close Friday, March 28th or when all available bus seats are reserved, whichever comes first.

For details, go to this link!

Freedom fans – tune-in to DC101’S Elliot in the Morning program on Thursday, March 27 and get ready to support the team with their next big promotion!

We can’t tell you what it is, but we can tell you that we will need your support on this one! Be sure to tune in to DC101 on Thursday, March 27 from 8:00-8:30 a.m. to hear Mia, Abby, Siri, Skylar and Jacqui help Elliot kick off our exciting charity promotion with DC101. You will not want to miss this one!

DC101 (101.1) Thursday, March 27 8:00-8:30am

Get a sneak preview – RIGHT NOW - of the Freedom’s new television commercial!

The Freedom’s new TV commercial will run in less than a week, but you can get a sneak preview by clicking on the link below! The commercial will run for two weeks on NBC, ABC, FOX & Comcast SportsNet.

Check it out! Quicktime player is required.

Freedom drop first preseason match of 2003, 3-2, to Atlanta in Memphis Saturday

The Freedom recorded the team’s first 2003 preseason loss, 3-2, to the Atlanta Beat Saturday night in Memphis, Tennessee in front of a sellout crowd of over 3,800.

Beat Forward Maribel Dominguez took a feed from midfielder Kristen Warren to beat Freedom goalkeeper Gao Hong and record Atlanta’s game-winner in the 90th minute.

You can find out more about the game at

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