2011 W-League season

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W-League
Season 2011
Champions Atlanta Silverbacks Women
Matches played 158
Goals scored 493 (3.12 per match)
2010
2012

The 2011 W-League season was the 17th season of the league's existence, and 8th season of second division women's soccer in the United States. The regular season began on May 14 and ended on July 17.

Changes from 2010 season[edit]

Name changes[edit]

One team changed their name in the off-season:

Team Name Metro Area Previous Name
Ontario Hamilton FC Rage Hamilton area Hamilton Avalanche

Expansion teams[edit]

Five teams were added for the season:

Team Name Metro Area Location Previous Affiliation
Ohio Dayton Dutch Lions Dayton area Bellbrook, OH expansion
Washington, D.C. D.C. United Women Washington, D.C. area Boyds, MD expansion
Virginia Fredericksburg Impact Fredericksburg area Fredericksburg, VA expansion
Virginia Los Angeles Strikers Los Angeles area Fullerton, CA expansion
British Columbia Victoria Highlanders Women Victoria area Victoria, BC expansion

Teams leaving[edit]

Five teams either folded or left following the 2010 season:

Standings[edit]

As of 7/17/2011 [1]
Orange indicates Host Team for W-League Championship
Purple indicates division title clinched
Green indicates playoff berth clinched

Central Conference[edit]

Central Division[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
Ottawa Fury Women 12 12 0 0 43 5 +38 36
Laval Comets 12 6 4 2 21 20 +1 20
Quebec City Amiral 12 6 5 1 23 19 +4 19
Toronto Lady Lynx 12 5 5 2 12 18 −6 17
Hamilton FC Rage 12 3 7 2 16 22 −6 11
Rochester Ravens 12 2 6 4 12 23 −11 10
London Gryphons 12 1 8 3 10 30 −20 6

Eastern Conference[edit]

Atlantic Division[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
Atlanta Silverbacks Women 10 9 1 0 25 5 +20 26
Charlotte Lady Eagles 10 6 2 2 17 6 +11 20
Dayton Dutch Lions 10 5 3 2 23 16 +7 17
Virginia Beach Piranhas 10 5 5 0 23 21 +2 15
Fredericksburg Impact 10 2 7 1 10 29 −19 7
Northern Virginia Majestics 10 0 9 1 4 25 −21 1

Note: Atlanta Silverbacks Women deducted one point.

Northeast Division[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
Long Island Rough Riders 10 7 1 2 30 7 +23 23
New Jersey Wildcats 10 6 1 3 15 8 +7 20
D.C. United Women 10 5 3 2 15 9 +6 17
North Jersey Valkyries 10 3 4 3 15 14 +1 12
New York Magic 10 3 6 1 14 22 −8 10
New Jersey Rangers 10 0 9 1 4 33 −29 1

Note: New Jersey Wildcats and New Jersey Rangers deducted one point.

Western Conference[edit]

Western Division[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
Santa Clarita Blue Heat 14 8 1 5 30 12 +18 29
Vancouver Whitecaps Women 14 8 2 4 27 14 +13 28
Pali Blues 14 7 1 6 20 10 +10 27
Colorado Rush Women 14 6 5 3 19 18 +1 21
Seattle Sounders Women 14 5 5 4 19 19 0 19
Los Angeles Strikers 14 4 9 1 17 31 −14 13
Colorado Force 14 3 9 2 16 25 −9 11
Victoria Highlanders Women 14 1 10 3 13 32 −19 6

Playoffs[edit]

[2]

  • Note: Seattle Sounders Women hosts the W-League Championship and gains an automatic berth in the National Semi-Finals.

Eastern Conference Playoffs[edit]

July 21, 2011
5:30 PM EDT
North Carolina Charlotte Lady Eagles 2 - 1 New York Long Island Rough Riders
Huecker Goal 33' Goal 42' Report Fenix Goal 52' (o.g.)
Charlotte Christian Stadium
Charlotte, NC
Attendance: 466
Referee: Arthur Banning

July 21, 2011
8:00 PM EDT
Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta Silverbacks Women 3 - 2 New Jersey New Jersey Wildcats
Dennis Goal 12'
Pollack Goal 43'
Tomlinson Goal 70'
Newfield Booked 84'
Report Lopez Goal 18'
Fuccello Goal 63'

July 22, 2011
5:30 PM EDT
Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta Silverbacks Women 1 - 0 North Carolina Charlotte Lady Eagles
Newfield Goal 9'
Balaam Booked 44'
Report Naeher Booked 72'
Charlotte Christian Stadium
Charlotte, NC
Attendance: 700
Referee: Aaron Hernandez
Divisional Semifinals Divisional Final
           
NE1 Long Island Rough Riders 1
A2 Charlotte Lady Eagles 2
A2 Charlotte Lady Eagles 0
A1 Atlanta Silverbacks Women 1
A1 Atlanta Silverbacks Women 3
NE2 New Jersey Wildcats 2

Central Conference Playoffs[edit]

July 23, 2011
3:00 PM EDT
Ontario Ottawa Fury Women 4 - 0 Ontario Toronto Lady Lynx
Busque Goal 12' Goal 20' Goal 58'
Outerbridge Goal 31'
Report Afonso Booked 82'
Algonquin College Soccer Complex
Ottawa, ON
Attendance: 348
Referee: Michael Stenbring

July 23, 2011
6:00 PM EDT
Quebec Laval Comets 1 - 3 (a.e.t.) Quebec Quebec City Amiral
Charron-Delage Goal 51'
Tremblay Booked 80'
Report Laverdiere Goal 5' Goal 101'
Roy Goal 93'
Algonquin College Soccer Complex
Ottawa, ON
Attendance: 130
Referee: Sean Hornsby

July 24, 2012
3:00 PM EDT
Ontario Ottawa Fury Women 6 - 0 Quebec Quebec City Amiral
Outerbridge Goal 17'
Shufelt Goal 24' Goal 39' Goal 55'
Julien Goal 83' Goal 90+'
Report
Algonquin College Soccer Complex
Ottawa, ON
Attendance: 674
Referee: Joe Audi
Divisional Semifinals Divisional Final
           
C1 Ottawa Fury Women 4
C4 Toronto Lady Lynx 0
C1 Ottawa Fury Women 6
C3 Quebec City Amiral 1
C2 Laval Comets 1
C3 Quebec City Amiral 3

Western Conference Playoff[edit]

July 24, 2011
7:00 PM PDT
California Santa Clarita Blue Heat 3 - 4 British Columbia Vancouver Whitecaps Women
Franco Goal 18'
Beard Goal 53'
Fisher Goal 56'
Report Leroux Goal 32'
Franko Goal 45'
Kyle Goal 47'
Marton Yellow cardRed card 81'
Richardson Goal 87'
Cougar Stadium
Santa Clarita, CA
Attendance: 450
Referee: Absbeer Singh

W-League Championship[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

July 29, 2011
4:00PM PDT
Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta Silverbacks Women 3 - 1 British Columbia Vancouver Whitecaps Women
Tomlinson Goal 16' Goal 54'
Newfield Booked 42'
Pollock Goal 73'
Report Weimer Goal 18'
Kyle Booked 41'

July 29, 2011
7:00PM PDT
Ontario Ottawa Fury Women 3 - 2 Washington (state) Seattle Sounders Women
Hastings Booked 4'
Outerbridge Goal 18' Goal 55'
Wetzel Goal 48'
Ramirez Red card 79'
Wollner Booked 85'
Report Baumgardt Goal 80'
Charette Goal 89'

Third Place Playoff[edit]

July 31, 2011
1:00 PM PDT
British Columbia Vancouver Whitecaps Women 2 - 1 Washington (state) Seattle Sounders Women
Stoltenberg Goal 47'
Kyle Goal 65'
Report Charette Goal 21'
Starfire Sports Complex
Tukwila, WA
Referee: Will Nichols

Championship[edit]

July 31, 2011
4:00 PM PDT
Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta Silverbacks Women 6 - 1 Ontario Ottawa Fury Women
Tomlinson Goal 9' Goal 74'
Dennis Goal 30' Goal 54'
Pollock Goal 32'
Bennett Goal 89'
Report Wetzel Red card 31'
Outerbridge Goal 49'
Starfire Sports Complex
Tukwila, WA
Referee: Ekaterina Koraevtt
Semi-Finals Championship
           
1 Ottawa Fury Women 3
4 Seattle Sounders Women 2
1 Ottawa Fury Women 1
2 Atlanta Silverbacks Women 6
2 Atlanta Silverbacks Women 3
3 Vancouver Whitecaps Women 1

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