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Freedom star Mia Hamm to headline Discovery Kids’ “Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls” show this Saturda

May 22, 2003 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - magicJack News Release

What would you do if your bedroom was suddenly transformed into a soccer arena complete with astroturf on the walls and scoreboards for headboards on your bed? And what if Washington Freedom soccer superstar Mia Hamm decided to pop in for a few decorating tips? Or, how would you like to get down and funky in your own 1970’s themed bedroom with a disco ball and dance floor?

For Kimmie and Jason, two kids featured in the second episode of the new Discovery Kids on NBC series, “TRADING SPACES: Boys vs. Girls,” these fantasy rooms are about to become a reality. The second episode of this new series debuts on Discovery Kids on NBC on Saturday, May 24 from 11-11:30 AM (ET). TRADING SPACES: Boys vs. Girls also airs weekly on the Discovery Kids Channel on Mondays and Fridays from 7-7:30 PM (ET) and 10-10:30 PM (ET).

Don’t miss it!



Bras Across RFK, a partnership between the Washington Freedom and DC101 to raise money for the Lombardi Cancer Center, is just around the corner. Don't miss the celebrity Brauction from May 23- June 7 on Bid on our amazing collection of celebrity bras which include Venus Williams, Ann Curry, Ellen Degeneres and Brendan Witt from the Washington Capitals to name a few.

Once you bid on your celebrity bra, don't forget to purchase your tickets to the June 8th Washington Freedom game against the Boston Breakers when all of the bras collected will be strung around RFK Stadium. Elliot and the DC101 Morning Show, along with Washington Freedom representatives, will present the Lombardi Cancer Center with a check for all of the money raised during a special pre game ceremony and you will be able to pick up your free Lombardi Cancer Center cup during the game.

Come out and support the Washington Freedom while helping raise money to fight breast cancer. For more information or to order tickets, log onto or call 202-547-3137.


The Freedom (4-1-1) play the New York Power (3-4-0) in New York this Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Power’s Mitchel Athletic Complex. Catch the match broadcast on Comcast SportsNet tape-delayed at 11 p.m.

The Freedom look to extend their six-game regular season road winning streak this weekend against the New York Power on Saturday at 7 p.m. Catch the match broadcast on Comcast SportsNet tape-delayed at 11 p.m.!

Both teams are coming off tough home losses. Carolina Courage forward Danielle Fotopoulos recorded a 7-point performance on two goals and three assists to give the Courage its first 2003 win and the Freedom its first 2003 loss at RFK Stadium last Saturday night in front of a crowd of 21,859. Her performance earned her MET-Rx Player of the Week honors.

For a complete story on the game, go to:

New York is looking to break a three-game home losing streak to Washington, as the Power are 0-3-0 all-time at Mitchel Athletic Complex against the Freedom. Washington has outscored New York 10-4 at Mitchel Athletic Complex.


Canadian standout goalkeeper Nicci Wright joins Freedom for her first practice Tuesday

Canadian goalkeeper Nicci Wright attended her first practice today with the Freedom after arriving in Washington, D.C. late Monday night. 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.


Don’t miss the Discovery Kids Winning Moment Sweepstakes!

Want a chance to win a trip, including free tickets to see the Freedom? Sink your teeth into soccer with Discovery Kids by entering the Discovery Kids Winning Moment Sweepstakes!

Go to and click on “Winning Moments,” and follow instructions as to how to enter the Discovery Kids Winning Moment Sweepstakes.

Or, send your name, address, phone number, birthday and parent’s name and signature to Discovery Kids Winning Moments Sweepstakes, care of: Washington Freedom, 2400 East Capitol Street, S.E., Washington, D.C., 20003.


Make tracks to the Freedom’s web store at and check-out the featured product – a sassy new t-shirt sure to attract attention!

This week’s featured product at the Freedom web store ( is a new “Hell hath no fury like a woman scoring” t-shirt! Make sure you pick one up today, as well as the “Property of Washington Freedom” shirt, both sure to make a statement.

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