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WPS Fantasy Shots: Week 3 3

Posted on April 26, 2010 by Lauren Salter

Another exciting week for WPS soccer has come and gone.

What was projected to be a battle for first place in league standings between the St. Louis Athletica and Boston Breakers became a three-way tie for second after they tied 1-1.

FC Gold Pride climbed to the top of the standings with a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Beat thanks to a game-winning header goal by Gold Pride defender Carrie Dew.

Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Karen Bardsley continues to perform very well, helping Sky Blue to a 1-0 win over the Chicago Red Stars.

The Philadelphia Independence hit its offensive stride yesterday as it easily beat Washington Freedom with a 3-1 score.

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      Drew Pearson

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month is a former NFL wide receiver know as “Mr. Clutch” for his penchant for making big receptions at crucial moments of the game. After waiting for more than 30 years, he is finally earning his rightful place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the 2021 Hall of Fame Class.

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      The favorite target of Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach, Pearson was widely recognized as one of the great receivers of his era. Though at the time of his retirement many expected Pearson to easily breeze into the Hall of Fame, his enshrinement was derailed by changes to the game which artificially inflated receiver stats and made the numbers he produced during a time when wide receivers weren’t catching 100 passes a season seem inferior.

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