2013 National Women's Soccer League season

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National Women's Soccer League
Season 2013
Champions Portland Thorns FC
Supporters' Shield Western New York Flash
Matches played 88
Goals scored 238 (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorer Lauren Holiday (12 goals)
Biggest home win NJ 5–1 BOS (June 1)
WNY 4–0 DC (June 28)
Biggest away win SEA 0–3 SBFC (May 19)
Highest scoring 7 goals:
DC 2–5 BOS (July 27)
Longest winning run 5 games Sky Blue FC
(May 11 – June 1)
Longest unbeaten run 10 games FC Kansas City
(June 23 – August 4)
Longest losing run 9 games Seattle Reign FC
(April 16 – June 21)
Highest attendance 17,619 POR v FCKC (August 4)
Lowest attendance 688 NJ v CHI (May 8)[1]
Total attendance 375,763
Average attendance 4,270
2014

The 2013 National Women's Soccer League season was the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League, the top division of women's soccer in the United States. Including the NWSL's two professional predecessors, Women's Professional Soccer (2009–2011) and the Women's United Soccer Association (2001–2003), this is the seventh overall season of FIFA and USSF-sanctioned top division women's soccer in the United States. The league is operated by the United States Soccer Federation and receives major financial backing from that body. Further financial backing is provided by the Canadian Soccer Association and the Mexican Football Federation. All three national federations are paying the league salaries of many of their respective national team members in an effort to nurture talent in those nations.

The league started on April 13 with FC Kansas City hosting Portland Thorns FC. The last regular season matches were played on August 18, followed by postseason playoffs which culminated with a one-game final on August 31.[2] In the final, Portland Thorns FC defeated the Western New York Flash 2–0 to win the inaugural NWSL championship. [3] [4]

Teams, stadiums, and personnel[edit]

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Note: All teams use Nike as kit manufacturer.

Team Head coach Captain Shirt sponsor
Boston Breakers United States Cole, LisaLisa Cole (until August 2)[6] United States Whitehill, CatCat Whitehill Ocean Spray
United States Whitehill, CatCat Whitehill (after August 2)[7]
Chicago Red Stars United States Dames, RoryRory Dames[6] United States Chalupny, LoriLori Chalupny JimmyBars
FC Kansas City Republic of Macedonia Andonovski, VlatkoVlatko Andonovski[6] United States Sauerbrunn, BeckyBecky Sauerbrunn Title Boxing Club
Portland Thorns United States Parlow Cone, CindyCindy Parlow Cone[6] Canada Sinclair, ChristineChristine Sinclair Providence Health & Services
Seattle Reign FC England Harvey, LauraLaura Harvey[6] United States Winters, KeelinKeelin Winters Moda Health
Sky Blue FC United States Gabarra, JimJim Gabarra[6] United States Rampone, ChristieChristie Rampone 2NDFLOOR® Youth Helpline
Washington Spirit United States Mike Jorden (until June 30)[6] United States Lindsey, LoriLori Lindsey ProChain Solutions, Inc.
United States Parsons, MarkMark Parsons (after June 30)[8]
Western New York Flash New Zealand Lines, AaranAaran Lines[6] United States Zerboni, McCallMcCall Zerboni Sahlen's

Player Acquisition[edit]

Players were acquired through the 2013 Allocation of national team players announced on January 11, the 2013 NWSL College Draft on January 18, and the 2013 NWSL Supplemental Draft on February 7, along with free agency, trading and loans.

The Portland Thorns received an allocation with a notably strong offensive record including Alex Morgan and Christine Sinclair, the 2012 U.S. and Canadian Players of the Year and leading scorers for their national teams respectively, as well as a U.S. allocation (Morgan, Tobin Heath, and Rachel Buehler) that accounted for 1/3 of their national team's assists in 2012.[9][10][11]

Competition format[edit]

The regular season began on April 13 and ended on August 18. Each team played a total of 22 games: 11 at home and 11 away. Each team played:

  • three other teams (based on an east/west geographical split) four times each: twice at home and twice away
  • two other teams twice each: once at home and once away
  • and the remaining two teams three times each: one twice at home and once away, the other vice versa

The four teams at the end of the season with the most points qualified for the playoffs. Two semifinal games were played on August 24, with the winners advancing to the league final to be played on August 31.[12]

Results table[edit]

[13]

Abbreviation and Color Key:
Boston Breakers – BOS • Chicago Red Stars – CHI • FC Kansas City – KC • Portland Thorns FC – POR
Seattle Reign FC – SEA • Sky Blue FC – NJ • Washington Spirit – WAS • Western New York Flash – WNY
Win  • Loss  • Tie  • Home Game
Club Match
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Boston Breakers WAS WNY CHI WAS KC WAS NJ WNY CHI NJ SEA NJ SEA POR NJ POR KC WAS WNY POR KC WNY
1–1 1–2 4–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 5–1 2–2 1–0 2–3 1–2 3–2 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–2 3–0 2–5 2–2 2–1 1–0 2-1
Chicago Red Stars SEA POR BOS NJ POR WNY POR BOS KC KC WNY SEA WNY WAS KC WAS SEA POR SEA WAS NJ KC
1–1 0–2 4–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–0 0–2 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–0 0–2 3–3 1–0 4–1 3–3 3–1 1-0 3–3 1–2
FC Kansas City POR SEA SEA WNY BOS NJ POR SEA CHI CHI WAS NJ POR WAS WNY CHI SEA BOS NJ POR BOS CHI
1–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 4–3 0–1 0–2 1–3 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–3 2–0 3–0 0–1 2–3 1-0 1–2
Portland Thorns FC KC SEA CHI WAS CHI NJ WAS SEA CHI KC SEA NJ KC BOS WNY BOS CHI NJ KC BOS WNY SEA
1–1 2–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–2 4–3 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 3–3 3–1 2–3 2-1 0–0 1–2
Seattle Reign FC CHI POR KC KC NJ WAS NJ POR KC POR WNY BOS CHI BOS WNY WAS KC CHI CHI WNY WAS POR
1–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–4 0–3 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–1 2–0 4–1 3–1 1-0 1-0 1–2
Sky Blue FC WNY WAS WNY CHI SEA POR SEA KC BOS WNY BOS POR KC BOS WAS BOS WNY KC POR WAS CHI WAS
1–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–3 0–1 5–1 0–3 2–3 0–0 2–2 3–2 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 3–1 1–0 3–3 1–1
Washington Spirit BOS WNY NJ POR BOS SEA POR BOS WNY KC WNY KC NJ CHI SEA CHI BOS WNY NJ CHI SEA NJ
1–1 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–4 2–0 3–0 0–2 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–0 2–5 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1
Western New York Flash NJ WAS BOS NJ KC CHI BOS NJ WAS CHI SEA WAS CHI KC SEA POR NJ WAS BOS SEA POR BOS
1–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 0–3 0–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–0 0–0 3–2 1–1 3–0 3–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–1

Scores listed as home-away

League standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Western New York Flash 22 10 8 4 36 20 +16 38 2013 NWSL Playoffs
2 FC Kansas City 22 11 5 6 34 22 +12 38
3 Portland Thorns FC 22 11 5 6 32 25 +7 38
4 Sky Blue FC 22 10 6 6 31 26 +5 36
5 Boston Breakers 22 8 6 8 35 34 +1 30
6 Chicago Red Stars 22 8 6 8 32 36 −4 30
7 Seattle Reign FC 22 5 3 14 22 36 −14 18
8 Washington Spirit 22 3 5 14 16 39 −23 14

Source: soccerway.com

NWSL Championship[edit]

The top four teams from the regular season qualified for the championship playoffs. In the semifinals, the regular season premiers hosted the fourth-placed team and the regular season runners-up hosted the third-placed team. The highest-seeded semifinal winner then hosted the championship final. All match-ups were one-game series (as opposed to home-and-away series).

Semi-Finals Championship
           
1 Western New York Flash 2
4 Sky Blue FC 0
1 Western New York Flash 0
3 Portland Thorns FC 2
2 FC Kansas City 2
3 Portland Thorns FC (AET) 3

Semi-finals[edit]

Championship[edit]

Statistical leaders[edit]

Goalkeeping[edit]

(Minimum of 540 Minutes Played)

Rank Goalkeeper Club GP MINS SOG SVS GA GAA W-L-T SHO
1 United States Adrianna Franch Western New York Flash 22 1978 119 98 20 0.909 10–4–8 7
2 United States Brittany Cameron Sky Blue FC 18 1619 83 65 17 0.945 9–4–5 8
3 United States Nicole Barnhart FC Kansas City 20 1800 86 67 19 0.950 10–5–5 10
4 Canada Karina LeBlanc Portland Thorns FC 21 1890 114 92 23 1.095 11–5–5 7
5 United States Alyssa Naeher Boston Breakers 9 765 47 36 11 1.222 4–2–2 2
6 United States Taylor Vancil Chicago Red Stars 6 540 31 23 8 1.334 3–2–1 1
7 United States Hope Solo Seattle Reign FC 14 1260 101 81 19 1.357 5–6–2 0
8 Canada Erin McLeod Chicago Red Stars 16 1430 92 64 28 1.750 5–6–5 4
9 United States Ashley Phillips Boston Breakers 11 945 51 32 20 1.818 2–5–4 1
10 United States Ashlyn Harris Washington Spirit 18 1620 118 85 33 1.882 2–11–4 1
11 United States Michelle Betos Seattle Reign FC 7 630 49 34 14 2.000 0–6–1 0

Source:[14]

Individual awards[edit]

Monthly awards[edit]

Month Player of the Month Club Month's Statline
April Canada Christine Sinclair[15] Portland Thorns FC 2 G, 1 A in 3 games; Thorns 2–0–1 in April
May United States Brittany Cameron[16] Sky Blue FC 0.5 GAA, 4SHO in 6 games; SBFC 4–1–1 in May
June United States Lauren Cheney[17] FC Kansas City 6 G, 1 A in 5 games; FCKC 4–2–1 in June
July United States Erika Tymrak[18] FC Kansas City 3 G, 1 A in 6 games; FCKC 3–0–3 in July
August Mexico Mónica Ocampo[19] Sky Blue FC 3 G, in 3 games

Weekly awards[edit]

Week Player of the Week Club Week's Statline
Week 1 United States Brittany Cameron[20] Sky Blue FC 5 SVS, SHO
Week 2 Wales Jessica Fishlock[21] Seattle Reign FC 1 G (74')
Week 3 United States Heather O'Reilly[22] Boston Breakers 2 G (16', 83'), GWG
Week 4 United States Sydney Leroux[23] Boston Breakers 3 G (26', 74', 84'), GWG
Week 5 United States Abby Wambach[24] Western New York Flash 2 G (34', 39'), GWG
Week 6 United States Christie Rampone[25] Sky Blue FC 180min, 0 GA
Week 7 England Lianne Sanderson[26] Boston Breakers 3 A
Week 8 Australia Lisa De Vanna[27] Sky Blue FC 2 G (14', 56'), 1 A
Week 9 United States Abby Wambach[28] Western New York Flash 1 G (82'), 1 A
Week 10 United States Lori Chalupny[29] Chicago Red Stars 1 A
Week 11 Canada Karina LeBlanc[30] Portland Thorns FC 7 SVS
Week 12 United States Carli Lloyd[31] Western New York Flash 3 G (3', 22', 56')
Week 13 United States Sydney Leroux[32] Boston Breakers 3 G, 2 Games
Week 14 Canada Karina LeBlanc[33] Portland Thorns FC 5 SVS
Week 15 United States Erika Tymrak[34] FC Kansas City 1 G (86'), 1 A
Week 16 United States Megan Rapinoe[35] Seattle Reign FC 2 G (6', 68'), 1 A
Week 17 United States Lauren Holiday[36] FC Kansas City 2 G (23', 55')
Week 18 Canada Diana Matheson[37] Washington Spirit 1 G , 1 A in 2 Games
Week 19 United States Jen Hoy[38] Chicago Red Stars 2 G (45', 92')

Annual awards[edit]

Award Winner Runner-up Third place
Golden Boot [39] United States Lauren Holiday FC Kansas City 12 Goals United States Abby Wambach Western New York Flash United States Sydney Leroux Boston Breakers
Rookie of the Year [40] United States Erika Tymrak 6 Goals, 4 Assists United States Adrianna Franch Western New York Flash United States Sydney Leroux Boston Breakers
Goalkeeper of the Year [41] United States Nicole Barnhart 10 Shutouts United States Adrianna Franch Western New York Flash Canada Karina LeBlanc Portland Thorns
Defender of the Year [42] United States Becky Sauerbrunn 1710min, 1.00 GAA United States Christie Rampone Sky Blue FC United States Leigh Ann Robinson FC Kansas City
Coach of the Year [43] Republic of Macedonia Vlatko Andonovski 11–6–5, 2nd reg. season United States Jim Gabarra Sky Blue FC New Zealand Aaran Lines Western New York Flash
Most Valuable Player [44] United States Lauren Holiday 1st in G and A, 4th in S and SOG United States Abby Wambach Western New York Flash United States Lori Chalupny Chicago Red Stars
NWSL Best XI [45]
Position First team Second team
Goalkeeper United States Nicole Barnhart FC Kansas City 10 shutouts United States Adrianna Franch Western New York Flash 98 Saves
Defense United States Christie Rampone Sky Blue FC 1.20 GAA United States Rachel Buehler Portland Thorns FC 1.15 GAA
Defense United States Leigh Ann Robinson FC Kansas City 5 assists Australia Caitlin Foord Sky Blue FC NWSL youngest player
Defense United States Becky Sauerbrunn FC Kansas City 1.0 GAA United States Ali Krieger Washington Spirit 1 goal
Defense United States Brittany Taylor Western New York Flash 3 goals, 4 assists Canada Lauren Sesselmann FC Kansas City 0.84 GAA
Midfield United States Lori Chalupny Chicago Red Stars 5 goals, 4 assists United States Megan Rapinoe Seattle Reign FC 5 goals, 1 assist
Midfield Wales Jess Fishlock Seattle Reign FC 4 goals Canada Desiree Scott FC Kansas City 1.00 GAA
Midfield United States Lauren Holiday FC Kansas City 12 goals, 9 assists United States Erika Tymrak FC Kansas City 6 goals, 4 assists
MF // FW Canada Diana Matheson Washington Spirit 8 goals, 3 assists United States Alex Morgan Portland Thorns FC 8 goals, 5 assists
Forward United States Sydney Leroux Boston Breakers 11 goals, 2 assists England Lianne Sanderson Boston Breakers 5 goals, 7 assists
Forward United States Abby Wambach Western New York Flash 11 goals, 8 assists Canada Christine Sinclair Portland Thorns FC 8 goals, 2 assists
NWSL Championship Game MVP [4]
Player Club Record
United States Tobin Heath Portland Thorns FC Scored game-winning goal in first league Championship Game

Statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
United States Leroux, SydneySydney Leroux Boston Breakers Chicago Red Stars 4–1[50] 4 May 2013
United States Lloyd, CarliCarli Lloyd Western New York Flash Washington Spirit 4–0[51] 28 June 2013

Discipline[edit]

Streaks[edit]

Other firsts[edit]

Home team record[edit]

(Regular season only)

  • 8 wins, 8 losses, 6 ties – 1.364 PPG
  • 28 goals for, 26 goals against – +2 GD

Attendance[edit]

Regular season attendance[edit]

Team Average Attendance
Boston Breakers 2,427[53]
Chicago Red Stars 1,713[53]
FC Kansas City 4,626[54]
Portland Thorns FC 13,320[54]
Seattle Reign FC 2,306[53]
Sky Blue FC 1,677[53]
Washington Spirit 3,626[55]
Western New York Flash 4,485[54]

Highest Attendance: 17,619[56] (August 4, Kansas City at Portland)

Lowest Attendance: 688[57] (May 8, Chicago at Sky Blue)

Total Attendance: 375,846[53] (88 games total)

League Average: 4,271[53]

Playoff attendance[edit]

Semifinal 1, Portland at FC Kansas City: 4,016[58]

Semifinal 2, Sky Blue at Western New York: 7,316[59]

Championship, Portland at Western New York: 9,129[60]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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