Didier Drogba scored early in the second half as Chelsea defeated relegated Portsmouth, 1-0, at Wembley to win the FA Cup and claim its second trophy in a week. Drogba's 20-yard free kick in the 59th minute was the difference in a match that saw Chelsea hit the woodwork five times before halftime and each club fail to convert a penalty kick.
Chelsea's John Terry, assessing Wembley's pitch, which is scheduled to host an England-Mexico friendly May 24: "It's probably the worst pitch we've played on all year. The FA have to realize it's either a football pitch or a multi-events stadium."
*My preview of D.C. United's home match against the Colorado Rapids (7:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet/DC, Direct Kick).
*The weather outlook for RFK.
*I'm getting word that United's charity match against El Salvador's national team, slated for June 19 in Washington, is indeed in danger of being canceled. This week, FIFA suspended the Salvadoran federation. A final decision is expected early next week, a United official said.
*ABC News offers helpful tips for visitors attending the World Cup in South Africa.
Dallas at Philadelphia, 4 (Telefutura)
San Jose at New England, 6 (Direct Kick)
Colorado at D.C. United, 7:30 (CSN/DC, DK)
Chivas USA at Columbus, 7:30 (DK)
Seattle at New York, 7:30 (DK)
Chicago at Kansas City, 8:30 (FSC)
Toronto at Los Angeles, 10:30 (DK)
*In WPS, Marta scored twice Friday night to lead Gold Pride to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Breakers in front of 5,283 at Harvard Stadium, the Bay Area club's fifth win in six matches. On Sunday, the Washington Freedom (2-2-1) will play at winless Atlanta (6 p.m., FSC) and be without Japanese midfielder Homare Sawa and Australian forward Lisa DeVanna, who are competing for their respective national teams at Asian World Cup qualifying. The Beat (0-4-1) is missing Japanese midfielder Mami Yamaguchi.
May 15, 2010; 1:18 PM ET
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