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U.S. vs. Nigeria at 12 P.M. on April 26 - Freedom take on the Beat at 2:30 p.m.

April 15, 2003 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - magicJack News Release

Washington Freedom stars Mia Hamm, Siri Mullnix, and Abby Wambach were named last week to the 24-player U.S. Women's National Team roster 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 will close out the day hosting the Atlanta Beat directly afterwards at 2:30 P.M. The Freedom match will be broadcast tape-delayed nationwide on the PAX network at 4 P.M.

Tickets for the doubleheader are on sale now and can be purchased through any TicketMaster outlet, via,, or TicketMaster Phone Charge and at the RFK Stadium box office. Season ticket and group packages are available through the Washington Freedom ticketing office at (202)-547-3137. In the Washington metropolitan area TicketMaster can be reached at 202-432-SEAT (7328); in Northern Virginia at 703-573-SEAT; in the Baltimore metropolitan area at 410-481-SEAT; and at 800-551-SEAT outside of metropolitan areas. Prices will range from $20 for Spectator level (endline) seating through $40 for Mezzanine level seating. Group tickets (15 or more) range from $17 (Spectator) to $35 (Mezzanine).

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.

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Maryland and Virginia Youth Soccer Change Schedules to Accomodate Freedom's doubleheader with U.S. Women's National Team on April 26th at noon at RFK Stadium

If your youth soccer team is participating in Maryland or Virginia State Cup games on April 26th, please check your State Association website, as many of these games have been rescheduled to accomodate this special opportunity to see the U.S. Women's National Team in action at high noon at RFK Stadium! Hope to see you there!

Freedom hit the road this week to take on the San Jose CyberRays this Saturday - catch the match live on Comcast SportsNet at 7:30p.m. ET!

The Freedom (2-0-0) are tied with the Atlanta Beat (2-0-0) for first place, and hit the road this weekend to take on the San Jose CyberRays Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET at Spartan Stadium as part of a doubleheader with the San Jose Earthquakes. The game will be broadcast live on Comcast SportsNet.

The Freedom's two-game undefeated mark ties the team's record for its best start out of the gate (2-0-0, 2001 season). Philadelphia (0-1-0) holds the WUSA record for most consecutive wins at the start of a season - 4 straight victories, 2002 season - while Atlanta holds the WUSA record for longest undefeated start with a 3-0-3 record earned at the beginning of the 2001 season.

Don't miss the San Diego Spirit taking on the New York Power this Saturday at 4 p.m. on the PAX Network.

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Jacqui Little scores two, Hamm adds one as the Freedom down New York, 3-1, in Washington's 2003 home opener at RFK!

Jacqui Little had a double-goal game and Mia Hamm added a PK score to push the Freedom to a 3-1 victory in the team's first 2003 home game Saturday night at RFK Stadium.

Read more about the win on the Freedom webpage:

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