Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Red Stars Make 2nd Half All-Star Appearance

KENNESAW, Ga. -- All three Chicago Red Stars participants played the bulk of the second half during the 2010 WPS All-Star Game presented by U.S. Coast Guard Reserve on Wednesday night at KSU Soccer Stadium.

Marta XI defeated Abby XI, 5-2, as this year's WPS All-Star Game included a head-to-head matchup of WPS players captained by the Washington Freedom's Abby Wambach (Abby IX) and FC Gold Pride's Marta (Marta IX).

Red Stars forward Cristiane entered Wednesday's match for the Boston Breakers' Alex Scott at the start of the second half for Marta IX as the squad brought in five reserves. Cristiane is the Red Stars' only two-time All-Star. She started for the WPS All-Stars last year during WPS's 4-2 victory over Sweden's Umea IK on Aug. 30, 2009, in Fenton, Mo.

Chicago midfielder Karen Carney entered the match for the Breakers' Lauren Cheney in the 51st minute for Abby IX. And in the 55th minute, Red Stars goalkeeper Jillian Loyden replaced Atlanta Beat goalkeeper Hope Solo for Abby IX.

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