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———————————-

———————-Marta——————-Cristiane———————

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.

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6 Responses to WPS All-Stars v. UmeåIK

  1. Thomas513 says:

    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.

  2. ChingsMama says:

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

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

  3. baloosh13 says:

    i heard it was much lower… whatever… i hope the league succeeds and all…

  4. Cindy says:

    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.

  5. Jules says:

    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.

  6. Win says:

    Why bother playing Umea? God forbid WPS looses to them.