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This Wednesday: Freedom vs. Charge at RFK

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

This Wednesday, July 9, the Freedom will take on the Philadelphia Charge at RFK Stadium at 7:00 p.m. The match will also be shown live on Comcast SportsNet. Wednesday is M&T Bank Night, where fans can visit the M&T booth in the Discovery Kids Fan Zone and enter to win a free $25 M&T MasterCard® Gift Card. There will be four lucky winners, so be sure to grab your free M&T Bank bangers on the way into the stadium and listen carefully as the winners will be announced after halftime!

Also on Wednesday, soccer fans & happy hour enthusiasts can enjoy a pre-game mixer in Lot 8 (5-6:45 pm), featuring a live performance by Zeala, "$1 dogs," and beer or soda (cash bar). The fun will be followed by the Freedom game vs. the Philadelphia Charge at 7 pm.

You can always buy tickets at the gate on the day of game ($12, $19, $23), too!

For more information on Zeala, go to

For more information on the Freedom, call 202-547-3137


Chat live Tuesday with the Freedom's Kelly Golebiowski!

Join Washington's Kelly Golebiowski at 4:00 p.m on Tuesday, July 8 at the chat. Golebiowski, a native of Australia, is in her first season with the Freedom. Come find out how she has adjusted to America and what the Freedom have in store for the playoff race.

To submit questions in advance, please send an email to, with the subject line "CHAT: Kelly"


Women's World Cup Tickets also on sale!

FIFA Women's World Cup soccer returns to the U.S. this fall when the reigning World Champion U.S. Women's National Team defend their title in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2003 presented by MasterCard. Only available through the Internet, this presale offer gives you the opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public!

The FIFA Women's World Cup will be contested in six venues between September 20 and October 12, with the U.S. Women's National Team defending their crown in each city should they advance to the Finals of the tournament. All event dates are doubleheaders with the exception of the Final and 3rd Place match.

The tournament is approaching fast and the demand for tickets will be extremely high. For this reason, we encourage you to take immediate advantage of this special offer for Washington Freedom Family Members. The presale began on July 2 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time and ends on July 17 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Use your MasterCard card to order online for a chance to win! Go to, click on "Buy Tickets," and follow the instructions, using the Password featured below. Act now -- supplies are limited! And remember to use your MasterCard card for a chance to win a trip to the U.S. National Team's debut at RFK Stadium on September 21 and a priceless experience at the Opening Ceremonies.

Thank you for your continued support of the Washington Freedom, U.S. Soccer and women's soccer in the United States. We look forward to seeing you at a stadium this fall. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Washington Freedom at 202-547-3137.


Founders Cup III tickets now on sale!

Tickets for Founders Cup III, the WUSA championship game to be held at Torero Stadium on August 24 are on sale to the public now!

Prices range from $23 to $50, with 100 special on-field seats going for $150.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (619) 220-8497 or online at


Washington Freedom to hold National Anthem tryout, Monday, July 14th, at RFK!

The Washington Freedom will be hosting a National Anthem tryout on Monday, July 14, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at RFK Stadium. All interested parties must be at least 12 years of age and register in advance by calling (202) 547-8351 or by clicking here. The registration deadline is Friday, July 11, at noon.

Once registered, you will be assigned a tryout time to sing before a panel of judges at RFK Stadium. To qualify, you must meet the following requirements:

Tryouts are a cappella style only -- no tracks or musical accompaniment

The words to the National Anthem must be memorized

The National Anthem must be sung in under 3 minutes

The winning contestant will sing the National Anthem on Fan Appreciation Night , Saturday, August 2, when the Washington Freedom take on the San Jose CyberRays in their last regular season home game. The winner will also receive four tickets to this game to share the experience with, their friends and family.

Win or lose, all participants in our National Anthem tryout will receive a discount ticket coupon good for the final Washington Freedom home game on August 2nd at RFK Stadium.

Sign up today and best of luck to everyone.


Find brand new, one of a kind Freedom t-shirts on sale now at the Freedom's web store at

Check out this week's featured products, an array of new and different Washington Freedom t-shirts that's sure to attract attention wherever you go! Perfect for fans at soccer matches, soccer workouts or even just around the house, these comfortable cotton tees are great for all occasions! So make sure to pick one up at today!


Freedom tie Boston on the road Thursday, 1-1, on Lindsay Stoecker's third goal of the year

The Freedom (5-4-3) tied the Boston Breakers (6-4-4), 1-1, at the Breakers' Nickerson Field Thursday, July 3rd. Freedom midfielder Lindsay Stoecker tallied her third goal of the year in the effort, when she drilled home a shot from 18 yards out past diving Boston goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc in the 63rd minute. Boston countered, however, just minutes later, as Boston defender Heather Aldama scored her first career goal in the 66th minute, the last goal of the game.

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Check out Freedom defender Casey Zimny's diary

In this week's Player Diary, defender Casey Zimny tells all about her experiences in Atlanta, as the Freedom t raveled south last Saturday to take on the Beat at Herndon Stadium. Be sure to check out her personal account of the exciting weekend as well as the head-to-head match. Click here for her Player Diary.

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