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First-Ever WUSA Playoffs Kick Off Saturday

CHICAGO (Monday, August 13, 2001) - The New York Power and the Philadelphia Charge both won games last week to join the top two teams in the WUSA -- the Atlanta Beat (10-4-7, 37 pts.) and Bay Area Cyber Rays (11-6-4, 37 pts.) -- in the league's Inaugural Season playoffs. Leading scorer and likely MVP Tiffeny Milbrett, who finished with 16 goals and 3 assists in 20 games, helped New York (9-7-5, 32 pts.) stifle Washington, D.C., 2-0 to finish in third place, meaning they will face Bay Area on Saturday (Aug. 18) at 1:30 p.m. PT on TNT. After beating fifth-place San Diego last Thursday, the Charge (9-8-4, 31 pts.) stayed in fourth place despite losing 2-1 to the Boston Breakers on Sunday. Their game against Atlanta at 6:45 p.m. ET will also be shown on TNT, after the Bay Area-New York semifinal. The final of the successful, first-year women's pro soccer league will be Saturday, Aug. 25 at Foxboro Stadium at 2 p.m. ET.