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Freedom's Schedule Set

In the inaugural Women's Professional Soccer season, the Washington Freedom will play:

Sun., March 29 at Los Angeles, 6 p.m. ET (Fox Soccer Channel)
Sat., April 11 vs. Chicago, 5:30 p.m. (FSC)
Sat., April 18 vs. Boston
Sun., April 26 at Gold Pride/Bay Area 6 p.m. (FSC)
Sun., May 3 vs. St. Louis 6 p.m. (FSC)
Sun., May 17 at Boston 6 p.m. (FSC)
Sat., May 23 vs. Sky Blue/New Jersey
Sun., May 31 vs. Gold Pride
Sun., June 7 at Los Angeles 6 p.m. (FSC)
Sun., June 14 vs. Chicago
Sat., June 20 at St. Louis
Wed., June 24 at Boston
Wed., July 1 at Chicago
Sun., July 5 vs. Los Angeles, 6 p.m. (FSC)
Wed., July 15 at Sky Blue/New Jersey
Sat., July 18 vs. St. Louis
Sun., July 26 at Chicago
Wed., July 29 vs. Boston
Sat., Aug. 1 at Gold Pride
Sat., Aug. 8 vs. Sky Blue

At the moment, all 10 home matches will be played at Maryland SoccerPlex in Montgomery County. However, the Freedom and D.C. United remain in negotiations to stage as many as three doubleheaders at RFK Stadium. The potential dates are May 23 (DCU-RSL), July 18 (DCU-Colorado) and Aug. 8 (DCU-Kansas City).

For the full league schedule, click here.

By Steve Goff  |  February 5, 2009; 4:08 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United , Women  
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Comments

Comcast Sports Net isn't going to show a single game?

Posted by: jerbyr | February 5, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Like with DC United, local TV coverage of Freedom games probably won't be finalized for several weeks.

Posted by: Steve Goff | February 5, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Hmm....I wonder if the Freedom wouldn't find it worth the investment to create their own broadcasting venture. Maybe they could sell their games to MASN, or Comcast?

Posted by: fischy | February 5, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

I'm happy to see so many matches on FSC. Hopefully the others will be picked up or streamed.

Posted by: sitruc | February 5, 2009 5:36 PM | Report abuse

I'm happy to see so many matches on FSC. Hopefully the others will be picked up or streamed.

Posted by: sitruc | February 5, 2009 5:36 PM
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I am pretty impressed with USL Live feeds on the internet. It would be great if they could at the very least do something along those lines. Something should/could be worked out to provide feeds of any Open Cup action taking place out there as well.
I thought if anything made MLS look bush league, it was the fact that the only Open Cup matches with feeds last year were ones involving USL teams. I watched a nice handful of matches that way last summer.
Sounders seem to have a great tv deal in place, but it sounds like they'd have the tools and the will to provide internet coverage if there's a demand for it from their fans. I'm crossing my fingers that DCU's revamping of their online presence may include similar commitment to the fans that just can't make it to the Soccer Plex on weeknights.
I'm thinking if we keep asking for it, it'll happen. I just can't be the only one.

Posted by: DadRyan | February 5, 2009 7:05 PM | Report abuse

The Freedom office is distributing a schedule that includes three exhibition matches as well:

Saturday, March 14 - Sky Blue
Sunday, March 22 - North Carolina (in Wilmington, NC)
Saturday, April 4 - Virginia (KABC charity match)

Posted by: kevinwparker | February 5, 2009 10:22 PM | Report abuse

I have to wonder how the Plex will look on national TV. At least I hope they have the good sense to keep all those port-a-potties (which will be taking the place of the new restrooms that never got built) out of camera range.

Posted by: universityandpark | February 6, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Whoa, what? Are there no bathrooms at the place? I was thinking of taking my girls team there for a game . . .

Posted by: fallschurch1 | February 6, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

This subject came up in an earlier thread a day or two ago. Basically, the existing field has permanent seats on one side of the pitch, with restrooms in a nearby building. There was supposed to be a doubling of the seating capacity, accompanied by additional restrooms. That project is way behind schedule, so for most, if not all of the Freedom's first season, there will be temporary bleachers opposite the existing seats. The existing plumbing almost surely would not be able to handle those additional spectators, necessitating portable toilets to accompany the temporary seating. (If there aren't people filling those additional seats, the Freedom will have worse things to worry about than long lines outside the restrooms.)

Posted by: universityandpark | February 6, 2009 10:26 PM | Report abuse

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