April 13, 2013
The National Women's Soccer League kicks off its inaugural season this weekend with seven UCLA alumnae on league teams. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Lauren Cheney will participate in the league's first-ever game on Saturday, Apr. 13 when her FC Kansas City squad hosts Portland Thorns FC at 7:35 pm CT.
The league's No. 1 draft pick and 2012 Pac-12 Player of the Year Lauren Barnes and Kristina Larsen.
Two former Bruin teammates will face each other in the Sky Blue FC vs. Western New York Flash contest on Sunday at 6 pm ET. Danesha Adams plays for Sky Blue FC, and McCall Zerboni plays for Western New York.
Olympic gold medalist Sydney Leroux will play in the Saturday 6:30 pm ET contest between the Boston Breakers and Washington Spirit.
All games can be watched via live streaming video. Visit nwlssoccer.com for links to each game.
UCLA's NWSL Players
Danesha Adams - Sky Blue FC
Lauren Barnes - Seattle Reign FC
Zakiya Bywaters - Chicago Red Stars
Lauren Cheney - FC Kansas City
Kristina Larsen - Seattle Reign FC
Sydney Leroux - Boston Breakers
McCall Zerboni - Western New York Flash