From the WUSA week 18 matchup article: Sunday, August 11, 2002 - Carolina Courage (11-5-3, 36 pts.) at San Diego Spirit (4-11-4, 16 pts.) - 8:00 p.m. (ET) - Cox 4 (San Diego); Fox Sports South (Carolina) (Season Series: Carolina leads 2-0-0) (All-time Series History: Carolina leads 4-0-1) In the final game of the 2002 WUSA regular season, the Carolina Courage will travel to Torero Stadium to face the San Diego Spirit on Sunday. Depending on Wednesday's results the Courage could still be battling for homefield advantage in the playoffs. The Courage has never lost to the Spirit, winning both of the previous two meetings with San Diego, including a 3-0 win at SAS Stadium on June 29. Carolina, the WUSA's best road team (5-2-2), will look to become the first team in WUSA history to win more than five road games in a season. Key Players to Watch: Courage forwards Danielle Fotopoulos (10g, 8a, 28 pts. - tied for 3rd among WUSA scoring leaders) and Birgit Prinz (11g, 6a, 28 pts. - tied for 3rd among WUSA scoring leaders) lead the team in scoring. Carolina's "Dynamic Duo" has been wreaking havoc on opposing defenses all season. Midfielder Hege Riise (5g, 12a, 22 pts. - 11th among WUSA scoring leaders) has surpassed her 2001 point total (21 pts.). The Norwegian international ranks third in the WUSA in assists. San Diego's Shannon MacMillan (5g, 6a, 16 pts. - 14th among WUSA scoring leaders) leads the Spirit in both goals and assists in 2002. With one of the hardest shots in the league, MacMillan is a constant threat while San Diego is on the attack. Forward Zhang Ouying (5g, 2a, 12 pts.) combines with MacMillan up top to create a dangerous tandem. Midfielder Lori Lindsey (2g, 5a, 9 pts.) has been a nice addition to the Spirit offense. The San Diego rookie has been able to create scoring chances for the Spirit all season. Key Matchup: (Carolina forwards Danielle Fotopoulos and Birgit Prinz versus San Diego defenders Joy Fawcett and Fan Yunjie) - Prinz and Fotopoulos are two of the most dangerous forwards in the WUSA. Their ability to create scoring chances and power their way past opposing defenders makes them tough to defend. Fawcett and Fan must also be concerned with Prinz and Fotopoulos' ability to win balls in the air. Because of their size, both are key targets on corner kicks. The "Inside Scoop": Carolina has already clinched a playoff spot, but will be looking to host a match at SAS Stadium on August 17. The season's best road team (5-2-2), the Courage will try to set a new mark for victories on the road (6). San Diego will try and close out the 2002 season with a victory at home. The Spirit is 3-4-2 at Torero this season. They Said it: "I think San Diego has played well since the arrival of Julie Fleeting. The last time we faced the Spirit they didn't have Shannon MacMillan. We know we have a tremendous challenge with their talent up front." - Carolina Courage Head Coach Marcia McDermott on San Diego. Referee: Terry Vaughn. Referee Assistants: Emiliano Monje, Bryan Elliott. 4th Official: Kia Dehpaneh.