2009 Women's Professional Soccer season

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Women's Professional Soccer
Season 2009
Champions Sky Blue FC
Goals scored 153
Average goals/game 2.10
Top goalscorer Marta (10)
Highest attendance 16,089 Washington Freedom v SkyBlue FC
Lowest attendance 1,878 Sky Blue FC v Boston Breakers
2010

The 2009 Women's Professional Soccer season served as the inaugural season for WPS, the top level professional women's soccer league in the United States. The regular season began on March 29 and ended on August 9, with the postseason being held between August 15 and 21.

Competition format[edit]

  • The season began on March 29 and will end on August 9.
  • Each team played a total of 20 games that are evenly divided between home and away games. Under the following format, each team will play every other team three times either twice at home and once away or once at home and twice away, for a total of 18 games. The remaining two games will be played against two other teams, one at home and one away.
  • The four teams with the most points from the regular season qualified for the playoffs. The third-placed and fourth-placed regular season finishers played each other in the single-match First Round. The winner of the First Round then faced the second-placed regular season finisher in the Super Semifinal, with the winner facing the first-placed regular season finisher in the WPS Final.

Results table[edit]

Abbreviation and Color Key:
Boston Breakers - BOS • Chicago Red Stars - CHI • FC Gold Pride - BAY • Los Angeles Sol - LA
Saint Louis Athletica - STL • Sky Blue FC - NJ • Washington Freedom - WSH
Win  • Loss  • Tie  • Home
Club Match
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Boston Breakers BAY STL WSH CHI LA LA WSH NJ STL BAY CHI WSH NJ NJ CHI BAY NJ WSH STL LA
2-1 2-0 1-3 4-0 2-1 0-0 1-1 2-1 0-1 1-1 0-2 1-0 1-0 1-2 1-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 2-1
Chicago Red Stars STL WSH NJ BOS NJ BAY STL LA BAY WSH NJ BOS LA WSH BAY BOS NJ WSH LA STL
0-1 1-1 0-0 4-0 0-2 0-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-0 1-0 0-2 4-0 2-1 3-1 1-0 1-0 2-3 3-1 2-0
FC Gold Pride BOS NJ LA WSH NJ STL CHI LA WSH CHI BOS LA STL CHI BOS LA STL WSH NJ STL
2-1 1-1 1-0 3-4 1-0 1-0 0-1 0-2 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-1 3-1 0-1 0-0 1-1 2-3 2-0 1-1
Los Angeles Sol WSH NJ BAY STL BOS BOS NJ BAY STL CHI WSH NJ BAY STL CHI WSH STL BAY CHI BOS
2-0 0-2 1-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 1-0 0-2 2-0 1-1 3-1 0-0 2-0 1-2 4-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 3-1 2-1
Saint Louis Athletica CHI BOS LA WSH BAY CHI LA NJ BOS WSH LA NJ BAY LA WSH NJ BAY BOS CHI BAY
0-1 2-0 0-0 3-3 1-0 0-2 2-0 1-0 0-1 0-1 1-2 1-2 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-0 2-0 1-1
Sky Blue FC LA BAY CHI BAY CHI LA WSH BOS STL LA CHI STL BOS BOS WSH CHI STL BOS BAY WSH
0-2 1-1 0-0 1-0 0-2 1-0 2-1 2-1 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-2 1-0 1-2 4-4 1-0 1-0 0-0 2-0 3-1
Washington Freedom LA CHI BOS BAY STL BOS NJ BAY LA CHI STL BOS CHI LA NJ STL CHI BOS BAY NJ
2-0 1-1 1-3 3-4 3-3 1-1 2-1 3-1 3-1 0-0 0-1 1-0 2-1 0-1 4-4 1-0 2-3 1-0 3-2 3-1

Standings[edit]

Blue denotes team has clinched regular season championship.
Green denotes team has spot in 2009 Women's Professional Soccer Playoffs.

Place Team GP W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Los Angeles Sol 20 12 3 5 27 10 +17 41
2 Saint Louis Athletica 20 10 6 4 19 15 +4 34
3 Washington Freedom 20 8 7 5 32 32 0 29
4 Sky Blue FC 20 7 8 5 19 20 -1 26
5 Boston Breakers 20 7 9 4 18 20 -2 25
6 Chicago Red Stars 20 5 10 5 18 25 -7 20
7 FC Gold Pride 20 4 10 6 17 28 -11 18

Playoffs[edit]

  First Round Super Semifinal WPS Final
                           
    1  Los Angeles Sol 0
    2  Saint Louis Athletica 0     4  Sky Blue FC 1
3  Washington Freedom 1     4  Sky Blue FC 1  
4  Sky Blue FC 2

Leaders[edit]

[1] Last updated: August 4, 2009

Offense[edit]

Fouls[edit]

Goalkeeping[edit]

270+ MINS only

Rank Goalkeeper Club GP MINS SOG SVS GA GAA W-L-T SHO
1 United States Jillian Loyden Saint Louis Athletica 3 270 18 16 1 0.33 2-1-0 2
2 Canada Karina LeBlanc Los Angeles Sol 18 1620 87 73 9 0.50 10-3-5 12
3 United States Ali Lipsher Boston Breakers 11 928 46 37 6 0.58 4-4-2 5
4 United States Hope Solo Saint Louis Athletica 15 1350 86 71 13 0.87 7-5-3 7
5 United States Jenni Branam Sky Blue FC 16 1395 82 62 15 0.97 6-6-3 6
6 Sweden Caroline Jönsson Chicago Red Stars 19 1710 109 87 23 1.21 5-9-5 4
7 United States Alison Whitworth FC Gold Pride 4 360 22 17 5 1.25 1-2-1 1
8 United States Kristin Luckenbill Boston Breakers 9 782 41 24 12 1.38 3-4-2 2
9 United States Nicole Barnhart FC Gold Pride 12 1260 83 61 20 1.43 3-7-4 2
10 Canada Erin McLeod Washington Freedom 13 1170 69 46 19 1.46 5-5-3 3
11 United States Briana Scurry Washington Freedom 3 270 17 11 6 2.00 0-2-1 0

Awards[edit]

Player of the Week[edit]

Week Player of the Week Club Week's Statline
Week 1 Japan Aya Miyama Los Angeles Sol 1 A (6') GWA
Week 2 Brazil Marta Los Angeles Sol 2 G (42', 45') GWG
Week 3 England Kelly Smith Boston Breakers 1 G (53') GWG, 1 A (87')
Week 4 United States Aly Wagner Los Angeles Sol 1 A (47') GWA
Week 5 United States Abby Wambach Washington Freedom 2 G (18', 90') GWG, 1 A (51')
Week 6 France Sonia Bompastor Washington Freedom 2 G (29', 90')
Week 7 United States Lori Chalupny Saint Louis Athletica 1 G (16') GWG
Week 8 Canada Christine Sinclair FC Gold Pride 1 G (30') GWG
Week 9 United States Jillian Loyden Saint Louis Athletica 6 SVS, SHO
Week 10 United States Shannon Boxx Los Angeles Sol 1 G (50')
Week 11 France Camille Abily Los Angeles Sol 1 G (90'), 2 G (14', 60')
Week 12 England Eniola Aluko Saint Louis Athletica 1 G (43') GWG
Week 13 Canada Erin McLeod Washington Freedom 7 SVS, SHO
Week 14 Brazil Marta Los Angeles Sol 1 G (73') GWG, 2 G (62', 92')
Week 15 United States Lindsay Tarpley Chicago Red Stars 1 A (48'), 1 G (61') GWG
Week 16 Brazil Cristiane Chicago Red Stars 3 G (31', 46+', 65') GWG
Week 17 United States Natasha Kai Sky Blue FC 2 G (5', 86'); 6 shots
Week 18 United States Abby Wambach Washington Freedom 2 G (35', 56')
Week 19 United States Lindsay Tarpley Chicago Red Stars 1 A (24'), 1 G (47') GWG
Week 20 United States Abby Wambach Washington Freedom 1 A (58'), 2 G (20', 49')

Player of the Month[edit]

Month Player of the Month Club Month's Statline
April England Kelly Smith Boston Breakers 3 G, 1 A in 3 games; Breakers 2-2-0 in April
May France Sonia Bompastor Washington Freedom 2 G, 3 A in 4 games; Freedom 2-0-2 in May
June France Camille Abily Los Angeles Sol 5 G in 6 games; Sol 4-0-2 in June
July United States Abby Wambach Washington Freedom 4 G, 1 A in 5 games; Freedom 3-2-1 in July

Statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Discipline[edit]

Streaks[edit]

Other Firsts[edit]

Home Team Record[edit]

(Regular season only)

  • 33 wins, 20 losses, 17 ties - 1.657 PPG
  • 87 goals for, 59 goals against - +28 GD

Related Competitions[edit]

All-Star Game[edit]

Main article: WPS All-Star 2009

WPS All-Star 2009 was played on August 30 at Soccer Park in the St. Louis suburb of Fenton, Missouri, with the WPS All-Stars defeating Swedish powerhouse Umeå IK of Damallsvenskan 4–2. The match was televised in the US on Fox Soccer Channel.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "League Leaders". WPS. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Washington Freedom vs. Los Angeles Sol". STATS LLC. Archived from the original on 22 April 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Los Angeles Sol vs. Boston Breakers". STATS LLC. Archived from the original on 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  4. ^ "Saint Louis Athletica vs. Sky Blue FC". STATS LLC. Archived from the original on 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  5. ^ "Sky Blue FC vs. Boston Breakers". STATS LLC. Retrieved 14 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Boston Breakers vs. Chicago Red Stars". STATS LLC. Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  7. ^ a b c "FC Gold Pride vs. Chicago Red Stars". STATS LLC. Retrieved 14 July 2009. 
  8. ^ "Saint Louis Athletica vs. Chicago Red Stars". STATS LLC. Archived from the original on 16 June 2009. Retrieved 26 May 2009. 
  9. ^ "Chicago Red Stars vs. Saint Louis Athletica". STATS LLC. Archived from the original on 22 April 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
  10. ^ "Chicago Reds Stars vs. Washington Freedom". STATS LLC. Archived from the original on 22 April 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
  11. ^ "Saint Louis Athletica vs. Boston Breakers". STATS LLC. Archived from the original on 22 April 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
  12. ^ "Los Angeles Sol vs. Saint Louis Athletica". STATS LLC. Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  13. ^ "Boston Breakers vs. Los Angeles Sol". STATS LLC. Archived from the original on 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  14. ^ "Chicago Red Stars vs. Washington Freedom". STATS LLC. Archived from the original on 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 

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