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SOL 0, FC GOLD PRIDE 0

Sol clinches regular-season title despite scoreless tie

L.A. secures a berth in the Women's Professional Soccer title game Aug. 22 at the Home Depot Center.

July 24, 2009|Staff Reports

SANTA CLARA, CALIF — . -- Goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc made three saves Thursday to preserve a 0-0 tie for the Sol against FC Gold Pride.

More important, the tie clinched the regular-season title for L.A. in the inaugural season of Women's Professional Soccer. It also means the Sol has a spot in the league's championship game Aug. 22 at the Home Depot Center.

The Sol improved its league-best record to 11-2-5 (38 points) with two regular-season games left.

"We are delighted to win the WPS regular-season title," Sol Coach Abner Rogers said. "We have had a great five months and are very happy to have won for the city of Los Angeles and our great fans."

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