Women's Professional Soccer

WPS All-Stars v. UmeåIK

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The best of the best in Women's Pro Soccer will compete against Umea IK in Sunday's WPS All-Star Game.

Umeåis the top team in Damallsvenskan (Swedish premier division) and has won seven Swedish championships in the last four seasons (2005-2008). In 2007 and 2008 Umeåfinished runner-up in the UEFA Women's Cup with Marta on its roster for the five years before she joined the WPS.

Obviously, the Brazilian star was a shoe-in for this inaugural All-Star team, but an even vote from players, fans, coaches, and the media selected the the 18 woman roster. With players from all seven teams, the All-Stars had their first team practice on Saturday and will start the following players on Sunday (FSN and Comcast 5PM ET)

—————————–Karina LeBlanc—————————–

——-Tina Ellertson—–Christie Rampone—–Amy LePeilbet—-

Megan Rapinoe—–Shannon Boxx——Lori Chalupny——Kristine Lilly

——————————-Aya Miyama———————————-


All-Star reserves are: Hope Solo (GK), Cat Whitehill (D), Brittany Klein (D), Heather O'Reilly (M), Tiffeny Millbrett (F), Christine Sinclair (F), Abby Wambach (F)

What do you think about the All-Star roster? Agree or Disagree with the starters?  How will the WPS fair against UmeÃ¥?  Share your thoughts below.

  • Thomas513

    I wish the players currently in the Euro could have been here. I know it has been beaten to death, but when I saw the line up for the WPS team, it again struck me how many of the league’s top players are absent. Hopefully, wps will learn from this going forward.


  • ChingsMama

    So, how did the season go? Did they avg enough fans to stick around?

    I think the number was 3500-5000 fans per game.


  • Cindy

    i believe they averaged 4500 but were hoping for 5000 but aren’t too worried about it. or some such thing. i forgot where i read that.


  • Jules

    Isn’t this like the NBA all stars (playing seriously) vs. the basketball champions of Italy? I’m sure Umea is a good team but the best female players come here.


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