February 12, 2011

WPS Announces Preseason Schedule

WPS has announced their 2011 preseason schedule. The highlight has to be Sky Blue's three game trip to Turkey, where they will face FK Energiya, Fortuna Hjorring, and LdB FC Malmo. Sky Blue recently entered into a partnership agreement with Malmo.

The rest of the preseason has WPS teams facing top college programs. There are no games scheduled between two WPS teams.

The schedule opens March 6, with Atlanta taking on University of South Florida at the Beat's home, KSU Soccer Stadium. The expansion Western New York Flash open their preseason on March 8 against the University of Buffalo.

Note that the schedule released does not include any matches for the Washington Freedom, as they are still in the process of finalizing plans for the 2011 season.

2011 WPS Preseason Schedule
Sunday, March 6
Atlanta Beat vs. University of South Florida (KSU Soccer Stadium), Noon.

Monday, March 8
Western New York Flash vs. Univ. of Buffalo (Sahlen Sports Complex), 4PM.

Wednesday, March 9
Atlanta Beat vs. Auburn University (Auburn University, Auburn, AL), 7PM.

Sat., March 12
Atlanta Beat vs. Clemson Univ. (KSU Stadium, Kennesaw, GA), 1PM.
Philadelphia Independence vs. Maryland (United Sports Training Center), 2PM.
Western New York Flash vs. St. Bonaventure (Sahlen Sports Complex) 3PM.

Tuesday, March 15
Boston Breakers vs. TBD (Florida)
Sky Blue FC vs. FK Energiya (Alanya Oba Stadium, Turkey)

Thursday, March 17
Sky Blue FC vs. Fortuna Hjorring (Antalya Stadium, Turkey), 5PM

Saturday, March 19
Sky Blue FC vs. LdBFC Malmo (Antalya Stadium, Turkey), 2PM.
Atlanta Beat vs. UNC (KSU Stadium, Kennesaw, GA), Noon.
Philadelphia Independence vs. Duke (United Sports Training Center), 1PM.
Philadelphia Independence vs. UConn (United Sports Training Center), 3PM.

Sunday, March 20
Atlanta Beat vs. Florida State (Walden Soccer Complex, Columbus, GA), 4PM.
Boston Breakers vs. Florida (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), TBD.

Wednesday, March 23
Philadelphia Independence vs. Penn State (United Sports Training Center), 7PM.

Friday, March 25
Boston Breakers vs. Boston College (Boston, MA), TBD.
Philadelphia Independence vs. Rutgers (United Sports Training Center), 4PM.

Sunday, March 27
Atlanta Beat vs. Florida (KSU Stadium, Kennesaw, GA), 2PM.
Sky Blue FC vs. Virginia (Asphalt Green Complex, New York City), 2PM.
Western New York Flash vs. Ohio State (Sahlen Sports Complex), TBD.

Tuesday, March 29
Atlanta Beat vs. Georgia (Turner Soccer Complex, Athens, GA), 7PM.

Thursday, March 31
Sky Blue FC vs. Rutgers (Yurcak Field, Rutgers), 12:30PM.

Saturday, April 2
Philadelphia Independence vs. UNC (United Sports Training Center), 2PM.

Sunday, April 3
Sky Blue FC vs. Penn State Sunday (Dideriksen Park, East Brunswick, NJ), 2PM.
Atlanta Beat vs. Auburn University (Spain Park HS Stadium, Hoover, AL), 4PM.