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Mia and Brandi Together Again

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

Mia and Brandi have stepped onto the fields of RFK Stadium as foes ever since they faced off for the first time in the WUSA’s Inaugural game on April 14, 2001. Mia’s Freedom took on Brandi’s CyberRays, and Washington recorded the first ever WUSA victory with a 1-0 win. They have faced each other at RFK two times since, again, as WUSA enemies.

BUT this Saturday – Mia and Brandi step on RFK’s storied pitch as TEAMMATES, and you can be there to catch it! Mia, Brandi, as well as Freedom stars Siri Mullnix, and Abby Wambach are in the 24-player U.S. Women's National Team camp this week that will train for four days before facing Nigeria in a doubleheader with the Freedom at RFK Stadium, Saturday, April 26 at 12 noon ET. The match is the first time in the Freedom’s history the team will play back-to-back with the U.S. Women!

Freedom full season ticket holders will receive access to both games with their season ticket! Gates open at 10:30 A.M. – one and one-half hours before the U.S. women kick-off against Nigeria. The Freedom Fighters club pre-game tent party will also open at 10:30 A.M.

Following the U.S. Women’s match against African champion Nigeria in the opener at 12 noon ET (televised live on ESPN), the Freedom (3-0-0) will close out the day hosting the Atlanta Beat afterwards at 2:30 P.M. The Freedom match will be broadcast tape-delayed nationwide on the PAX network at 4 P.M. To find PAX in your area, go to

The call-up of Hamm, Mullinix, and Wambach to the U.S. roster sets the stage for potential “double-duty” by the Freedom stars in the U.S. match at noon and the Freedom match directly after. Heinrichs will eventually choose a roster of 18 players from the 24-player pool to face perennial African champion Nigeria, which won the African Women’s Championships late last year to earn a berth to the 2003 Women’s World Cup.


Make sure to log on to and ask Freedom and U.S. Women's National Team star goalkeeper Siri Mullinix about Saturday's doubleheader and the 2003 Freedom season.


Saturday at RFK, look for your free Washington Freedom Collector’s Button – first of three collector’s button giveaways!

Upon entering the stadium Saturday, keep an eye out to receive one of the 3,000 collector’s buttons being given away. This is the first of three nights when a collector’s button will be handed out. Saturday’s featured player is Siri Mullinix. June 8, our second button features Abby Wambach, and on August 2, the third button will feature Mia Hamm.

Don’t miss the special offer GOOD FOR SATURDAY ONLY (April 26). Use the coupon attached to the button to get $3 off a Freedom hat at any Freedom merchandise table at RFK on Saturday.


2003 Freedom media guides on sale Saturday at RFK!

Be sure to pick up your 2003 Washington Freedom media guide Saturday at RFK. This publication is the guidebook the media use to stay on top of the Freedom all season long.

Only $5 at any Freedom merchandise booth!


Freedom CLEARANCE MERCHANDISE available in the Discovery Kids Fan Zone pre-game on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday!

FREEDOM MERCH MADNESS!!! Don’t miss the Washington Freedom merchandise CLEARANCE SALE in the Discovery Kids Fan Zone, this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at RFK!

This is your chance to pick up your favorite Freedom gear for you or a friend at these low, low prices. 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 also be on sale Saturday at RFK Stadium and on


Get the autographed Match Day program on Saturday, and you can receive a Discovery Kids Hovercraft – Saturday’s featured Discovery Kids product!

One Match Day program of the two thousand given out on Saturday at RFK’s doors will be autographed by a Freedom player. If you are the lucky Freedom fan to receive that signed program, you will win the Discovery Kids featured product of the week – A HOVERCRAFT FROM THE DISCOVERY STORES! So come out to RFK, and you might “hover” home! To collect your prize, go to customer service behind Section 314 and present your Match Day program.

Remember, Discovery has birthdays down to a science.

Discovery’s fun toys, like the Hovercraft, make great birthday gifts and party activities. Visit any of Discovery’s nine Washington DC metro locations: Union Station, Tysons Corner, Pentagon City, Old Town Alexandria, Fair Oaks Shopping Center, Dulles Town Center, Montgomery Mall, Lakeforest Shopping Center, and Columbia Mall


Hamm, Lindsey score in the Freedom’s 2-0 win over San Jose Saturday to move the Freedom to 3-0-0, the team’s best start in its history!

The Freedom used goals by Mia Hamm and Lori Lindsey and a stellar seven-save shutout performance by goalkeeper Siri Mullinix to record a 2-0 road victory over the San Jose CyberRays Saturday night. The victory gives the Freedom (3-0-0) a three-game undefeated mark out of the gate - the best start in the franchise’s three-year history.

Read more about the win on the Freedom webpage:

The Freedom’s Fan Zone page is the place to be – visit the website today for E-cards to send to friends, games, and photos!

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