Saturday, September 20, 2008

Chicago Debut for Red Stars, Sort Of...

The three members of the U.S. Women's National Team that were allocated to the Chicago Red Stars of the WPS -- Kate Markgraf, Lindsay Tarpley and Carli Lloyd -- will play in front of their new hometown fans for the first time tonight since being assigned to the club last Tuesday in NYC. The three players, seen above with Red Stars head coach Emma Hayes and WPS co-owner Steve Nash (you might know him from the two NBA MVP awards on his mantel), will all be starting tonight at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill., against Ireland at 7 p.m. live on ussoccer.com's MatchAccess. Shannon Boxx will captain the USA tonight as she will be honored before the match for her 100th cap, earned during the Olympic quarterfinal match against Canada. While this will be Boxx' 105th career cap, it will be her 100th career start. Here's the U.S. lineup:

USA: 1-Hope Solo; 17-Lori Chalupny, 3-Christie Rampone, 15-Kate Markgraf, 2-Heather Mitts; 16-Angela Hucles, 7-Shannon Boxx – Capt., 11-Carli Lloyd, 9-Heather O’Reilly, 5-Lindsay Tarpley, 6-Natasha Kai.

Lindsay Tarpley, who sat out last game when she was a bit sick, is getting the start at withdrawn forward underneath Natasha Kai, who has scored in both of the Achieve Your Gold matches so far.

5 comments:

Gregory Smith said...

Have you seen the Photo Gallery from Saturday's win yet?

Look at the Starting XI. Tell me what's wrong with that picture?!

Zar000000 said...

Yahoo, Great Game,
Good deal everyone,

spiked.monkey said...

whats wrong with the lineup?

superfan said...

Greg: the pictures are from the Concacaf qualifying, that's why Abby is on the starting eleven. I'm sure they'll fix it soon.

Zar000000 said...

Was it 'cause Boxxy had the armband on? That was in honor of her 200th cap during the Olympics,