Washington Freedom to play at Boston Breakers in WPS Game

The Freedom will be without forward Abby Wambach this Sunday against Boston, because of a one-game suspension from the WPS.
The Freedom will be without forward Abby Wambach this Sunday against Boston, because of a one-game suspension from the WPS. (Photos By Katherine Frey -- The Washington Post)
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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Where: Harvard Stadium, Boston.

When: Today, 6 p.m.

TV: Fox Soccer Channel.

Records: Washington 1-2-2, Boston 3-2-1.

Outlook: After a two-week break, the Freedom returns to league play without its star forward but with a new goalkeeper. While Abby Wambach will serve a one-game suspension, imposed by Women's Professional Soccer Commissioner Tonya Antonucci, for an incident in the second half against St. Louis, Erin McLeod is expected to make her debut after receiving a work permit and become the club's third starting goalie this season. McLeod, a 26-year-old Canadian national team player, would replace Kati Jo Spisak, who had supplanted Briana Scurry after three matches. Washington has conceded a league-high 12 goals, including three in each of the previous three games. The Breakers, coming off a 2-1 victory and a scoreless tie with first-place Los Angeles, are led by English forward Kelly Smith (four goals) and U.S. veteran Kristine Lilly (two). Four weeks ago at Maryland SoccerPlex, Boston defeated the Freedom, 3-1.

-- Steven Goff


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