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Still Elusive: Weather halts magicJack unveiling

Well, the enigma that is magicJack continues for at least one more week.  The Philadelphia Independence home opener scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. against magicJack was postponed due to severe weather.  Thunder and lightning surrounded Widener University, the new home of the Independence, and prevented the game from taking place.  The game will be rescheduled on a yet to be determined date.

A source close to the situation revealed that, after several delays, the game had to be canceled due to a curfew set in place by Widener University that would have been broken if kick-off continued to get delayed.

With the conditions deemed unplayable, magicJack will return to Florida and prepare for its home opener on Saturday, April 23 against the Boston Breakers.  That game will take place at FAU Soccer Stadium.  However, a few things were learned from Saturday night:

The line-up submitted by magicJack Head Coach Mike Lyons looked to a be a 3-4-3 that included several U.S. Women’s National Team players (the team’s formation had previously been in question).  Team owner Dan Borislow had previously said the team might play in a 3-4-3.  This would have been the Starting XI:

Jillian Loyden, Tina Ellertson, Christie Rampone, Rebecca Moros, Sarah Huffman, Kacey White, Lindsay Tarpley, Marian Dalmy, Abby Wambach, Christen Press and Ella Masar.

Depending on where Moros fits into that line-up, the formation could have been a 3-4-3 or a 4-3-3.

Also, the team’s kits are yet to be unveiled.  We expect them to be green kits with the name “magicJack” across the front, but the team only warmed up in unmarked all white Puma kits.  And so, the mystery continues.

Who knows what April 23 will bring?  I certainly don’t, but The Equalizer plans on having coverage of the event.  We’ll keep you posted.  In the meantime, keep those inquiring minds racing over the league’s most curious team.


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