The Washington Freedom were definitely up against the wall tonight and they somehow maneuvered themselves free. The game kicked off and some contentious play between both sides followed. The Freedom would eventually go on to control the match but that didn’t always look to be the case, however, as Val Henderson saved an Abby Wambach-taken penalty kick in the 17?.
Perhaps Henderson – and the rest of her Independence team – were knocked out of sorts by the rain-induced game delay that lasted 46 minutes. After play finally resumed, the Washington Freedom looked pretty dominant. Jim Gabarra