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Freedom Scrimmage Open to Public

March 11, 2003 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - magicJack News Release

Freedom to make 2p.m. scrimmage Saturday, March 15 vs. University of Virginia open to the public The Washington Freedom announced today that the team’s March 15 scrimmage vs. the University of Virginia at RFK Stadium will be made open to the public. The scrimmage will kick off at 2p.m.

Gates to the scrimmage will open at 1:30p.m., and admission is free. Please park in Lot 5 and enter through Gate A. For more information, contact the Freedom offices at (202) 547-8351.

Tickets for the Freedom's home opener will be on sale along with lots of great Freedom merchandise

Freedom release regional TV schedule on Comcast SportsNet, includes 2 home and 5 away games

The Washington Freedom released the team’s 2003 regional television schedule this week, with 7 matches (2 home, 5 away) to be shown on Comcast SportsNet. The 2 home games on May 17th and July 19th are part of doubleheaders with D.C. United.

The Freedom are also pleased to announce that Comcast SportsNet will be the presenting sponsor of the 2003 Washington Freedom Fan Fest at the Maryland SoccerPlex on March 30, from 2p.m.-4p.m.

The following games will be televised on Comcast SportsNet:

April 19 @San Jose 7:30pm
May 17 CAROLINA 5:00pm
May 24 @New York *SDD -11:00pm
June 11 @Carolina TBD - Tape Delayed
June 28 @Atlanta *SDD - 11:00pm
July 16 @San Diego 10:00pm
July 19 NEW YORK 6:30pm

*SDD – Same Day Delay

The Freedom are also pleased to have the returning commentary of Comcast SportsNet’s Dave Johnson and Lori Walker as play-by-play and color commentator for the 2003 season. The tandem teamed together to cover Freedom matches on Comcast SportsNet in the 2002 season.

Wambach’s late goal powers Freedom past Courage, 1-0 to open 2003 preseason Saturday in Wilmington, N.C.

An Abby Wambach goal in the 89th minute notched a 1-0 victory for the Washington Freedom over the Carolina Courage tonight at Legion field in Wilmington, N.C., the first 2003 preseason match for both clubs. The match was also the teams’ first rematch since their Founders Cup II meeting in August, 2002, in which Carolina took the WUSA Championship, 3-2.

To view the entire game summary, go to:

Freedom Academy holds first Academy team tryouts Saturday, March 8, makes initial player call-backs

The Washington Freedom’s Player Development Academy presented by the Baltimore/Washington Hyundai Dealers held its first Academy team tryouts for the U-13, U-14, and U-15 teams last Saturday, March 8th, at the Mount Vernon campus of The George Washington University. The Academy was very pleased with both the turnout and quality of the players that participated in this weekend’s sessions, and made selections for player call-backs for each age group.

To see the Academy’s call-back list from Saturday’s practice, go to

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