Posted on 02 September 2010 by Breton Bonnette
In Women’s Professional Soccer, parity is often the name of the game, and things were no different on Wednesday night at Yurcak Field in New Jersey. FC Gold Pride came to the Garden State to take on Sky Blue FC in the final regular season edition of “The Battle of Teams That Choose to Not Identify Geographically”. Continue Reading
Posted on 28 June 2010 by asu
The FC Gold Pride suffered their third loss of the season tonight against NJ Sky Blue. Playing in triple-digit weather seemed to have a different and opposite effect on each team, with the Pride limping into the game with heavy legs and only beginning to heat up too late into the second half while Sky Blue consistently sizzled with offensive aplomb and a composed and cool defense. Alice Hsu reports
Posted on 06 June 2010 by asu
The top of the ranks for Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) league remained unchanged with the FC Gold Pride’s 1-1 tie tonight in the game against the Washington Freedom. The big news of the week, of course, was the acquisition of Shannon Boxx (formerly of the Saint Louis Athletica) on Thursday by the Pride. Boxx may have just practiced with the FC Gold Pride a total of two times before starting and playing a full 90 minutes tonight, but her ability to adapt and become an integral part of the number one team in the league in such a short period of time is telling. The fact that she had played with about half of the team before, either on the United States Women’s National and Olympic teams or the Los Angeles Sol, did not hurt the cohesive process either. ASN's Alice Su reports on FCGP's 1-1 draw with the Freedom
Posted on 31 May 2010 by mwkajdas
In what could be considered the biggest upset win of this WPS season to date, the Chicago Red Stars, at the end of a tumultuous week of changing coaches, defeated league-leading FC Gold Pride and ended their five-game winning streak with an early second-half goal from Kosovare Asllani. Michael Kajdas reports from Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill., on that match.
The Boston Breakers came to Yurcak Field in New Jersey on Saturday night looking to stop two streaks, an all time winless record against defending WPS Champions Sky Blue FC and the five game winless streak they’ve carried since the second week of the season. After 90 minutes, the Breakers would leave with both still intact, playing to a 0-0 draw with Sky Blue in a game that saw Heather O’Reilly start at forward rather than her usual spot in midfield. The switch agreed with the U.S. international. “I have a lot of fun playing striker,” she said after the match. Lauren Barker reports from Piscataway, N.J.
Posted on 09 May 2010 by asu
Pride keeper Nicole Barnhart
held the back line and FC Gold Pride added a fourth game to their winning streak by defeating the Chicago Red Stars 2-0. What a difference a year makes! The Pride was at the bottom of the standing around this time last year. Now they are sitting on top for the second week in a row. Photo credit: ©2010 Patricia Giobetti. Read the story at our WPS page
Posted on 02 May 2010 by lbarker
Two weeks ago Sky Blue lost to Gold Pride, going down 3-1 on the west coast
. And while the home teams were switched, the end result was still the same, with the Pride topping Sky Blue, this time by a 1-0 score. Christine Sinclair
, who missed last week's match
on National Team duty for Canada, scored the lone goal of the game in the 39th minute. Photo ©WomensProSoccer.com/ISI photos
Posted on 18 April 2010 by asu
On this brisk night in April and in front a home crowd, the FC Gold Pride found the back of the net three times in a huge win over reigning Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) Champions, Sky Blue FC. Whether it was due to the Pride’s owner, Nancy NeSmith’s pre-game and accurate 3-1 prediction, forward Christine Sinclair’s new purple with pink-striped shoes, or as coach, Albertin Montoya put it, the team “put[ing] on a show for their fans,” the packed stands (3,757) at Castro Valley High School in Hayward, California, were treated to quality soccer.ASN's Alice Su reports
Posted on 20 April 2009 by ASN Staff
U.S. National Team member Aly Wagner made her WPS debut for the Sol on Sunday afternoon, and her presence proved to be the difference in the Sol’s 1-0 win over FC Gold Pride at the Home Depot Center on Sunday afternoon.
Ivan Yeo reports from the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.