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Washington Freedom Select Brittany Bock, Faith Ikidi in Dispersal Draft 1

Posted on February 06, 2010 by Kat Galsim
Photo credit: Charlotte Mace

Photo credit: Charlotte Mace

The Women’s Professional Soccer league (WPS) held the Los Angeles Sol Dispersal Draft with the eight remaining teams via conference call Thursday.

With the seventh pick, the Washington Freedom selected Notre Dame star, Brittany Bock.

“She’s versatile, she can play in multiple positions, and we’re looking forward to seeing her in camp and seeing exactly where she fits in and how she fits in,” said Freedom head coach Jim Gabarra.

Bock fit in nicely with the LA Sol last season, starting 17 of the team’s 18 games. She was part of a solid backline that marked the Sol as the league leader in defense, with a goals against average of 0.5. Read the rest of this entry →

Zinger! The Washington Freedom’s New Ad Campaign 9

Posted on November 10, 2009 by Kat Galsim

The Freedom thanks their fans after their last regular season game at the Maryland Soccerplex.

The November 9, 2009 issue of The Washington Post included something a reader doesn’t see everyday – an ad from a women’s soccer team.

“Fed Up Washington Sports Fans – Fight for Your Freedom!” read the first line of the Washington Freedom ad. For most DC sports fans, it was a not-so-subtle way of taking a jab at the Washington Redskins, which calls FedEx field its home. The ad continued on to list down the benefits of being a Freedom fan. But for Redskins fans, the list contained more zingers aimed at the Redskins and its management.

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