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VIDEO: WPS | INDEPENDENCE PLAYERS PREVIEW GAME AGAINST BREAKERS

VIDEO: WPS | INDEPENDENCE PLAYERS PREVIEW GAME AGAINST BREAKERS

Game Notes:

Heather Mitts' Philadelphia Independence and Kristine Lilly's Boston Breakers meet in the WPS Super Semifinal on Thursday to determine who will advance to Sunday's WPS Championship presented by Citi (Andrew Katsampes | isiphotos.com )

Philadelphia became the first WPS team ever to win a home playoff game Sunday when they won 1-0 against the Washington Freedom in the WPS First Round courtesy of a 120th minute overtime goal from forward Amy Rodriguez.

– Boston’s last game was a 0-0 tie against Sky Blue FC on the final day of the regular season on September 11.

– After going 1-5-4, including a nine-game winless streak, during the first half of the season before the WPS All-Star break, Boston went 9-2-3 in July, August and September to finish second in the WPS Regular Season standings

– Philadelphia finished third in the regular season with 34 points, one point behind Boston, and defeated No. 4 Washington to earn a place into the WPS Super Semifinal.

– Philadelphia was 10-6-4 through August 15th before a four-game losing streak to finish the regular season left them at .500 for the regular season

– Boston finished the season by being shut-out in two consecutive games by FC Gold Pride and Sky Blue FC after having a streak of eight consecutive games prior to that with at least two goals.

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