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WPS announces professional soccer team will use FAU as its home

Here's a quick update to the story we first told you about on Monday.

The Women's Professional Soccer league released its season schedule on Thursday and it contained this little nugget:

“The home venue for magicJack’s Washington Freedom will be Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. The team might play one or two of its home games in the Washington, D.C. area. “

The magicJack part of the name comes from a product invented by new owner Dan Borislow and is a change from the magicTalk name previously listed. It also appears the the club will be keeping the “Washington Freedom” part of the name – at least for now.

Judging by the schedule, which is listed below, the first opportunity for FAU fans see the team could be Saturday, April 23. The site for most of the magicJack's games is listed as TBA, so apparently there are still some details to be worked out.

FAU Athletic Director Craig Angelos told FAUOwlAccess.com over the weekend that is was likely the magicJack will play their home games at the FAU Soccer Stadium, which is located next to the football practice fields behind the Oxley Center. FAU will handle ticketing and game operations.

If all goes well, Angelos hopes to be able to build a larger stadium – one that could hold 5,000 fans – near the on-campus track.

This should please soccer fans at FAU and throughout South Florida.


2011 magicJack Season Schedule


Saturday, April 16
Philadelphia Independence vs. magicJack’s Washington Freedom (Widener Univ.) 7:00PM

Saturday, April 23
magicJack’s Washington Freedom vs. Boston Breakers (TBA) 7:00PM
 
Sunday, May 1
magicJack’s Washington Freedom vs. Philadelphia Independence (TBA) 4:00PM

Sunday, May 8
magicJack’s Washington Freedom  vs. Atlanta Beat (TBA) 4:00PM

Sunday, May 22
Western New York Flash vs. magicJack’s Washington Freedom (Sahlen’s Stadium) TBA (FSC)

Saturday, May 28
magicJack’s Washington Freedom vs. Atlanta Beat (TBA) 7:00PM

Sunday, June 5
Boston Breakers vs. magicJack’s Washington Freedom (Harvard University) TBA (FSC)

Saturday, June 11

Atlanta Beat vs. magicJack’s Washington Freedom (KSU Soccer Stadium) 6:00PM

Saturday, June 18
Philadelphia Independence vs. magicJack’s Washington Freedom (Widener Univ.) 7:00PM

Saturday, July 9
Sky Blue FC vs. magicJack’s Washington Freedom (Yurcak Field) 7:00PM

Wednesday, July 20
Western New York Flash vs. magicJack’s Washington Freedom (Sahlen’s Stadium) 7:30PM
 
Saturday, July 23
Atlanta Beat vs. magicJack’s Washington Freedom (KSU Soccer Stadium) 7:00PM

Wednesday, July 27
magicJack’s Washington Freedom vs. Sky Blue FC (TBA) 7:00PM
 
Saturday, July 30
magicJack’s Washington Freedom vs. Boston Breakers (TBA) 7:00PM

Wednesday, August 3
magicJack’s Washington Freedom vs. Sky Blue FC (TBA) 7:00PM
 
Saturday, August 6
Boston Breakers vs. magicJack’s Washington Freedom (Harvard University) 7:00PM

Wednesday, August 10
magicJack’s Washington Freedom vs. Western New York Flash (TBA) 7:00PM
 
Sunday, August 14
magicJack’s Washington Freedom vs. Philadelphia Independence (TBA) 4:00PM
February 17, 2011

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