WPS Sets 2011 Opening Weekends
National Television Schedule Kicks off April 10th with Regional Rivals New Jersey Facing 2010 Finalist Philadelphia
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 6, 2010) – One week before the 2011 WPS Draft, Women’s Professional Soccer today announced its first two opening weekends for the 2011 WPS Season, the third season of WPS soccer featuring the best female soccer players from around the world. The league also announced the first two games of its “WPS Sunday on FSC” national television schedule on Fox Soccer Channel.
The 2011 WPS Season will kick off with its first game on Saturday, April 9th as the Atlanta Beat, playing in their second season in WPS, host the Boston Breakers at KSU Soccer Stadium in Kennesaw, GA.
The opening week on Fox Soccer Channel will see 2009 WPS Champion Sky Blue FC open at their home confines of Yurcak Field in Piscataway, NJ, as they face off against regional rival Philadelphia Independence, last year’s runner-up in the 2010 WPS Championship presented by Citi, on Sunday, April 10th at 6pm.
The second week’s television game will feature the Boston Breakers, who finished second in the regular season last year, take on the Western New York Flash, as the expansion team makes its national television debut on Fox Soccer Channel. In another key home opener that weekend, the Philadelphia Independence will host magicTalk SC/Washington Freedom at their new home field at Widener University.
The full 2011 WPS Season schedule will be announced in February. The league’s six clubs will contest 18 regular season games from April through August, which will be followed by a four-team playoff and the 2011 WPS Championship presented by Citi on August 27-28. For individual game ticket info go to www.womensprosoccer.com or follow all the news on twitter at www.twitter.com/womensprosoccer.