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In the rematch of the regular season, the New England Mutiny defended their home field and beat the Philadelphia Fever 2 – 1. With the win, the Mutiny into third place in the WPSL Elite league standings. The Fever’s struggle to find a way to win continue as they lose another close one.

The Fever would strike first in the 11th minute as Myriam Bouchard took advantage of a Mutiny turnover and rocketed a shot past the hands of Mutiny goal keeper Vikki Alonzo. The Mutiny fought back and equalized in the 22nd minute when Kate Howarth netted a ball from Vicki DiMartino. The half would end with the score knotted at 1 -1.

In the previous match, the teams played to a draw. At the half with the score even at 1 – 1, this game was heading in the same direction. The difference maker was Morgan Andrews who did not play in the first game but controlled this game in the midfield for the Mutiny. Andrews placed a perfect ball over the defense to Kate Howarth on the wing who crossed it to Becca Mays for the game winner in the 82nd minute.

Post-Match Interview: Mutiny Midfielder Morgan Andrews –

Post-Match Interview: Mutiny Interim Head Coach Chris Legates – 

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Has it been two months already?! It has, and the June 2012 issue of Our Game Magazine is out. This could only mean one thing: another special edition #WPSchat featuring Our Game Magazine. The issue is full of great articles– some of my favorites are ‘Adversity Abroad’, ‘Performance’, ‘Veronica Boquete’ and ‘Women’s Soccer Journalists’.

Ever wonder what types of struggles American footballers playing in foreign leagues face or what it takes to become a top player at the highest level? ‘Adversity Abroad’ and ‘Performance’ gives us insight into those questions and will be the featured articles of the chat.

Q1: Adversity Abroad (page 19 – 23)

  • What are some of the largest off-field struggles for American players abroad?
  • What are some of the largest on-field challenges face by American players abroad?
  • What might the clubs, agents, or city officials of the players do help?

Q2: Performance (page 10 – 11)

  • What does it take to become a top player at the highest level of football?
  • What impact does working on your individual game away from the team have? Is this good or bad? Why?
  • What are the obstacles young athletes face that prevent them from reaching their goals?
  • What does a young athlete need to do in order to reach their goals? Is there a formula for success? What is that formula?

Join us on Monday at 8pm ET to throw your thoughts into the mix. Just log on to TwitterTweetchat, or Tweetgrid, and use the #WPSchat tag.

Our Game Magazine June 2012 Issue – Our Game Magazine June 2012

Just one game from their roller-coaster match against the Western New York Flash, the Breakers got back to normal by dominating FC Indiana. The high-octane offense put away 4 goals, matching their season high which incidentally came against the same FC Indiana team. Not to be outdone, the Breakers defense also put in a solid performance. Lead by goal keeper Alice Binns, they recorded another shutout for the season.

The Breakers topped FC Indiana by a final score of 4 – 0, keeping their pursuit of a perfect season alive. They maintain their position atop the league standings with a 6 point lead over the New York Fury. Scoring for the game opened with a goal in the 30th minute by Bianca D’Agostino assisted by team captain Leslie Osborne. This was D’Agostino’s first goal as Breaker. The next two goals came from WPSL league leading goal scorer Katie Schoepfer, the first in the 34th minute assisted by defender Julie King and the second assisted by former UNC Tar Heel standout Courtney Jones. The final tally for the game came in the 78th minute, unassisted off the foot of Australian international Kyah Simon. This gives Simon three goals for the season.

For more information on the game click here. The Breakers (5 – 0) next face the Chicago Red Stars Sunday, June 3rd in Chicago at 5pm ET.

After five games played this season, FC Indiana are still in search of their first win. Their closest chances thus far have been against the Red Stars, when the margin of victory was two goals in each game. FC Indiana’s next chance for a win is at home against the ASA Chesapeake Charge on Friday, June 8th at 7pm ET.

Earlier games: On Thursday, May 31st the New York Fury got back to their winning ways beating the Philadelphia Fever in front of the home crowd by a score of 3 – 0. With a record of 3 – 1, the Fury  sit in WPSL Elite standings at second place with nine points. This puts them six points behind the first place Boston Breakers. The Fever (0 – 2 -1) weren’t able to get the road win and their first win on the season.

WPSL Weekend Games: On Saturday, June 2nd the New England Mutiny (1 -1 -1) host the Fever in East Longmeadow, MA at 7pm ET. The Mutiny add to their roster Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year Morgan Andrews as they attempt to get their second win of the season. The Mutiny will be playing their first game with interim head coach Chris Legates. Boston College star and recent US National Team training camp member Kristen Mewis’s availability for the game is uncertain. The last time these two teams met, they played to a draw. The Fever hope to better their effort this game and get their first win of the season.

There are two games on Sunday, June 3rd. The first game scheduled for a 5pm ET start features a match between the remaining two undefeated teams in the league, the Boston Breakers visiting the Chicago Red Stars. The night-cap at 7pm ET will have the Flash visiting the Fury in a battle for New York supremacy. At the moment, the Flash have the edge with a win in their first meeting, the Fury hope to even the score.

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