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FC Gold Pride-Boston Breakers: Marta is the Difference

Alondra HernandezContributor IMay 17, 2010

Marta led her team, FC Gold Pride to a fifth consecutive win after scoring two goals against the Boston Breakers.

Those who were at the game described the first half, which included all three goals of the match, as one of the best 45 minutes of Women's Professional Soccer so far. No surprise there. That is exactly what you will get when two of the world's best goal-scorers are on the field at the same time scoring for their respective teams.

The match kicked off in front of 5,283 fans at Harvard Stadium. FC Gold Pride took an early lead in the 15th minute after Tiffeny Milbrett passed a perfect ball to Marta, who went one-on-one against goalkeeper Ashely Phillips to score the first goal of the night.

Kelly Smith scored the equalizer to get the Breakers back into the game just seven minutes later. Lauren Cheney played a ball to Smith, who slotted the ball past goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart.

In the 38th minute, Marta sealed the win with another goal, which this time was a left-footed blast past Phillips after beating the Boston defense with her speed.

Kasey Moore nearly equalized with a free kick that hit the goal post just minutes after the goal.

As time ran out, Boston had some last minute efforts on goal, but to no avail.

FC Gold Pride (5-1-0) took home their fifth win of the season and set a new WPS record for consecutive wins (5).

The league will have a bye this week as the US Women's National Team takes on Germany in Cleveland, Ohio on May 22nd. As a result of that, the Pride will return to action on the road as they take on the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday, May 29 at Toyota Park.

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