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Red Stars drop opener to Sky Blue FC

Updated: April 11, 2010, 9:50 PM ET
By Jacqueline Purdy | Special To ESPNChicago.com

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The Chicago Red Stars controlled play for most of the game Sunday, but Sky Blue FC proved too much as Chicago lost 1-0 in front of 4,440 fans at Yurcak Field in its opening game of the Women's Professional Soccer season.

Sky Blue FC, the defending WPS champions, was able to withstand a Red Stars attack that featured 13 corner kicks, but always seemed to be lacking the final pass.

"We were the better team, to be fair," Red Stars coach Emma Hayes said. "We looked ...

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