2006 W-League

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The 2006 W-League Season was the league's 12th.

Changes from 2005 season[edit]

Name changes[edit]

New teams[edit]

Five teams were added for the season:

Team Name Metro Area Location Previous Affiliation
Florida Central Florida Krush Central Florida Area Winter Park, FL expansion
Florida Cocoa Expos Women Space Coast area Cocoa, FL expansion
Ontario Hamilton Avalanche Golden Horseshoe area Hamilton, ON expansion
Quebec Laval Comets Greater Montreal area Laval, QC expansion
Minnesota Minnesota Lightning Twin Cities area Falcon Heights, MN expansion

Teams Leaving[edit]

One team folded after the 2005 season:

  • Arizona Heatwave

Standings[edit]

Blue indicates division title clinched
Green indicates playoff berth clinched
Orange indicates bye into the W-League semifinals as hosts.

Central Conference[edit]

Atlantic Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Charlotte Lady Eagles 14 10 4 0 32 14 +18 30
2 Richmond Kickers Destiny 14 9 4 1 31 13 +19 28
3 Cocoa Expos Women 14 9 4 1 17 16 +1 28
4 Central Florida Krush 14 7 5 2 25 21 +4 23
5 Atlanta Silverbacks Women 14 6 7 1 23 17 +6 19
6 Hampton Roads Piranhas 14 5 8 1 18 28 -10 16
7 Bradenton Athletics 14 2 7 5 12 27 -15 11
8 Carolina Dynamo Women 14 1 10 3 7 29 -22 6

Midwest Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Michigan Hawks 14 10 2 2 41 13 +28 32
2 Minnesota Lightning 14 9 3 2 34 19 +15 29
3 Cleveland Internationals Women 14 9 4 1 36 22 +14 28
4 Chicago Gaels 14 7 4 3 29 19 +10 24
5 Cincinnati Ladyhawks 14 5 6 3 33 33 0 18
6 London Gryphons 14 4 9 1 28 45 -17 13
7 Fort Wayne Fever 14 3 9 2 16 37 -21 11
7 West Michigan Firewomen 14 2 12 0 9 38 -29 6

Eastern Conference[edit]

Northeast Division[edit]
Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 New Jersey Wildcats 14 14 0 0 61 3 +58 42
2 Western Mass Lady Pioneers 14 10 3 1 43 10 +33 31
3 Boston Renegades 14 9 3 2 52 16 +36 29
4 Long Island Lady Riders 14 7 5 2 28 17 +11 23
5 Northern Virginia Majestics 14 5 9 0 28 28 0 15
6 New York Magic 14 4 8 2 20 26 -6 14
7 South Jersey Banshees 14 2 11 1 10 50 -40 7
8 New Hampshire Lady Phantoms 14 0 12 2 14 96 -82 2
Northern Division[edit]
Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Ottawa Fury Women 12 10 1 1 38 7 +31 30
2 Toronto Lady Lynx 12 7 1 4 37 4 +33 25
3 Laval Comets 12 6 3 3 30 13 +17 21
4 Hamilton Avalanche 12 6 5 1 20 25 -5 19
5 Vermont Lady Voltage 12 4 7 1 12 24 -12 13
6 Rochester Rhinos Women 12 4 8 0 22 30 -8 12
7 Sudbury Canadians 12 0 12 0 2 58 -56 0

Western Conference[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Vancouver Whitecaps Women 12 11 0 1 38 7 +31 34
2 Seattle Sounders Women 12 5 4 3 21 18 +3 18
3 Mile High Edge 12 4 6 2 22 23 -1 14
4 Real Colorado Cougars 12 3 4 5 25 27 -2 14
5 Fort Collins Force 12 3 7 2 15 25 -10 11
6 San Diego Lady Gauchos 12 2 7 3 14 35 -21 2

Playoff Format[edit]

Playoff section under construction.

Playoffs[edit]

Conference Brackets[edit]

Central Conference

Central Semifinals Central Championship
           
MW1 Michigan Michigan Hawks 0
AT2 Virginia Richmond Kickers Destiny 2
AT1 Virginia Richmond Kickers Destiny 0
AT1 North Carolina Charlotte Lady Eagles 1
AT1 North Carolina Charlotte Lady Eagles (AET/PSO) 1 (4)
MW2 Minnesota Minnesota Lightning 1 (3)

Eastern Conference

  Eastern Divisional     Eastern Semifinals     Eastern Championship
                           
  NE1  New Jersey New Jersey Wildcats bye    
  NE3  Massachusetts Boston Renegades 0    
        NE1  New Jersey New Jersey Wildcats (AET) 3  
            NE4  New York Long Island Lady Riders 2    
               
      NE1  New Jersey New Jersey Wildcats 2
  NE4  New York Long Island Lady Riders 1               NO1  Ontario Ottawa Fury Women 3
  NO1  Ontario Ottawa Fury Women 3              
        NO1  Ontario Ottawa Fury Women 3    
        NE2  Ontario Toronto Lady Lynx 0  
  NO2  Ontario Toronto Lady Lynx 2    
  NE2  Massachusetts Western Mass Lady Pioneers 1  

Western Conference

Western Finals
     
W1 Washington (state) Seattle Sounders Women 1
W2 Colorado Mile High Edge 0

W-League Championship Bracket[edit]

  Semifinal                    
  H  British Columbia Vancouver Whitecaps Women 5  
  W1  Washington (state) Seattle Sounders Women 0   Championship
      H  British Columbia Vancouver Whitecaps Women 3
  Semifinal   AT1  Ontario Ottawa Fury Women 0
  NO1  Ontario Ottawa Fury Women 2
  AT1  North Carolina Charlotte Lady Eagles 1   Consolation
    W1  Washington (state) Seattle Sounders Women 1
    At1  North Carolina Charlotte Lady Eagles 0

Divisional Round[edit]

July 26, 2006
6:00 PM EDT
New York Long Island Lady Riders 1 – 0 Massachusetts Boston Renegades
DeCristoforo Booked 49'
Roebriy Goal 66'
(Report)
Bowditch Stadium
Framingham, Massachusetts
Attendance: 50
Referee: Rachael Woo (USA)

July 26, 2006
6:00 PM EDT
Ontario Toronto Lady Lynx 2 – 3 Ontario Ottawa Fury Women
Riverso Goal 8'
Maroszeky Goal 84'
(Report) Vermeulen Goal 41' Goal 62' (PK)
Parker Goal 49'
Algonquin College Soccer Complex
Ottawa, Ontario
Attendance: 400
Referee: Dan Popescu (CAN)

July 26, 2006
7:30 PM EDT
Virginia Northern Virginia Majestics 0 – 1 Massachusetts Western Mass Lady Pioneers
(Report) D'Agostino Goal 70'
Lusitano Stadium
Ludlow, Massachusetts
Referee: Scott Kachmarik (USA)

Conference Semifinals[edit]

July 28, 2006
5:30 PM EDT
Virginia Richmond Kickers Destiny 2 – 0 Michigan Michigan Hawks
Parsons Goal 2' Goal 68' (Report) Konheim Booked 87'
Livonia-Stevenson HS Stadium
Livonia, Michigan
Attendance: 506
Referee: Rob Ellyson (USA)

July 28, 2006
8:00 PM EDT
Minnesota Minnesota Lightning 1 – 1
(AET)
North Carolina Charlotte Lady Eagles
Smith Goal 49'
Preiss Booked 58'
Gault Booked 79'
(Report) Timbers-Rife Goal 18'
  Penalties  
Gault Penalty missed
Schneeman Penalty scored
Smith Penalty scored
McNallan Penalty missed
Almanzo Penalty scored
Schwartz Penalty missed
3 – 4 Ledford Penalty scored
Woody Penalty scored
Vandenbergh Penalty missed
Drummond Penalty scored
Birdswell Penalty missed
Hollenbeck Penalty scored
Livonia-Stevenson HS Stadium
Livonia, Michigan
Attendance: 506
Referee: Carlos Aragano (USA)

July 29, 2006
5:00 PM EDT
Massachusetts Western Mass Lady Pioneers 0 – 3 Ontario Ottawa Fury Women
Schoepfer Booked 22' (Report) Vermeulen Goal 63' (PK)
Robinson Goal 72'
Wilkinson Goal 73'
Robbinsville HS Stadium
Robbinsville, New Jersey
Referee: Mike Deering (USA)

July 29, 2006
7:30 PM EDT
New York Long Island Lady Riders 2 – 3
(AET)
New Jersey New Jersey Wildcats
Shulman Goal 27' Booked 120'
C. Arikian Goal 90'
Cali Booked 108'
(Report) Fletcher Goal 22'
Formiga Goal 56'
Tomecka Goal 120'
Robbinsville HS Stadium
Robbinsville, New Jersey
Attendance: 445
Referee: Hossam Saad (USA)

Conference Finals[edit]

July 29, 2006
5:00 PM EDT
Virginia Richmond Kickers Destiny 0 – 1 North Carolina Charlotte Lady Eagles
Raveia Booked 24'
Jones Booked 79'
Sauerbrunn Booked 85'
Anger Red card 89'
Woodie Booked 90'
(Report) Mollon Booked 33'
Drummond Goal 70' (PK)
Livonia-Stevenson HS Stadium
Livonia, Michigan
Attendance: 353
Referee: Ronnie Canales (USA)

July 30, 2006
5:00 PM EDT
Ontario Ottawa Fury Women 3 – 2 New Jersey New Jersey Wildcats
Avner Booked 8'
Vermeulen Goal 21' Goal 30' Goal 36'
(Report) Formiga Goal 20'
Yamaguchi Goal 61'
Robbinsville HS Stadium
Robbinsville, New Jersey
Attendance: 444
Referee: Bill Guarini (USA)

July 30, 2006
7:00 PM PDT
Colorado Mile High Edge 0 – 1 Washington (state) Seattle Sounders Women
(Report) Pulse Goal 76'
Starfire Sports Complex
Tukwila, Washington
Attendance: 355
Referee: Will Niccolls (USA)

W-League Semifinals[edit]

August 4, 2006
5:00 PM EDT
North Carolina Charlotte Lady Eagles 1 – 2 Ontario Ottawa Fury Women
Deason Booked 79'
Swinehart Goal 90'
(Report) Vermeulen Goal 6'
Robinson Goal 80'
Swangard Stadium
Burnaby, British Columbia
Attendance: 3234
Referee: Michelle Pye (CAN)

August 4, 2006
7:30 PM PDT
Washington (state) Seattle Sounders Women 0 – 5 British Columbia Vancouver Whitecaps Women
(Report) Sinclair Goal 8' Goal 81'
Smith Goal 48'
Franko Goal 53'
Milbrett Goal 57'
Swangard Stadium
Burnaby, British Columbia
Attendance: 3234
Referee: Darcy Konowalchuck (CAN)

W-League Third-Place Game[edit]

August 6, 2006
2:00 PM PDT
Washington (state) Seattle Sounders Women 1 – 0 North Carolina Charlotte Lady Eagles
Patterson Goal 36'
Arrant Booked 81'
[ (Report)] Deason Booked 90'
Swangard Stadium
Burnaby, British Columbia
Attendance: 4218
Referee: Jill Proctor (CAN)

W-League Finals[edit]

August 6, 2006
5:00 PM PDT
Ontario Ottawa Fury Women 0 – 3 British Columbia Vancouver Whitecaps Women
Alcia Booked 56' (Report) Sinclair Goal 33'
Franko Goal 45'
Andrews Goal 74'
Swangard Stadium
Burnaby, British Columbia
Attendance: 4218
Referee: Carol-Anne Chenard (CAN)