1988 Western Soccer Alliance

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Western Soccer Alliance
-1988 Season-
Season 1988
Champions F.C. Seattle Storm
(1st title)
Premiers F.C. Seattle Storm
(1st title)
Top goalscorer Scott Benedetti
(8 goals)
1987
1989

Final league standings for the 1988 Western Soccer Alliance season.

League standings[edit]

Place Team GP W L GF GA Points
1 F.C. Seattle Storm 12 10 2 25 10 83
2 San Diego Nomads 12 9 3 23 17 76
3 San Jose Earthquakes 12 7 5 20 19 61
4 Los Angeles Heat 12 7 5 20 17 61
5 California Kickers 12 3 9 17 28 35
6 F.C. Portland 12 1 11 16 32 22

Points system: Six points per win. One point per goal up to three points per game.

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinal[edit]

July 23, 1988
7:30 PM PST
San Diego Nomads (CA) 1 – 1 (aet) San Jose Earthquakes (CA)
Steve Boardman YC 27'
Paul Dougherty YC 63'
Steve Black YC 83'
Steve Boardman Goal 90'
(Report) Goal 20' (PK) Tomás Boy
Mike Whitlatch YC 63'
Joe Silveira YC 63'
Mike Getchell Red card 63'
  Penalties  
Mario Gonzalez Penalty missed
Steve Boardman Penalty missed
Jerome Watson Penalty scored
Steve Black Penalty missed
Mike Bradley Penalty scored
Rene Ortiz Penalty scored
Jeff Ward Penalty scored
Greg Schwartz Penalty scored
Brad Stratton Penalty missed
5 – 6 Penalty missed Alex Basso
Penalty scored Chris Dangerfield
Penalty missed Joe Silveira
Penalty missed John Nicholson
Penalty scored Tomás Boy
Penalty scored Frank Van Den Brand Horninge
Penalty scored Chris Wentzien
Penalty scored Mike Whitlatch
Penalty scored Jacques LaDouceur
Southwestern College, San Diego, California
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Nabil Noujaim (USA)

Final[edit]

July 30, 1988
7:30 PM PST
F.C. Seattle Storm (WA) 5 – 0 San Jose Earthquakes (CA)
Bobby Bruch Goal 1'
Bobby Bruch Goal 8'
John Hamel Goal 27'
Bernie James YC 32'
Peter Hattrup Goal 46'
Chance Fry Goal 63'
Peter Hattrup YC 68'
John Hamel Red card 71'
(Report) YC 1' John Nicholson
YC 25' Mike Whitlatch
YC 68' Van Den Brand Horninge
Memorial Stadium, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 5,600
Referee: Rainier Graumann (USA)

Points leaders[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals Assists Points
1 Scott Benedetti F.C. Portland 8 0 16
2 Justin Fashanu Los Angeles Heat 5 4 14
3 Eddie Henderson F.C. Seattle 5 4 14
4 Jerome Watson San Diego Nomads 6 1 13
5 Peter Hattrup F.C. Seattle 6 1 13
6 Billy Thompson Los Angeles Heat 5 3 13
7 Frank van den Brand Hornige San Jose Earthquakes 5 1 11
8 Chance Fry F.C. Seattle 3 3 9
9 Brendan Murphy California Kickers 4 0 8
10 Mario Gonzalez San Diego Nomads 4 0 8
11 Grant Gibbs F.C. Seattle 4 0 8
11 Dzung Tran San Jose Earthquakes 2 4 8
11 Ridal Fernandez Los Angeles Heat 3 1 7
11 John Sissons San Diego Nomads 3 1 7
11 Thor Lee California Kickers 3 0 6
11 Alex Basso San Jose Earthquakes 3 0 6
11 Eric Phillippi F.C. Portland 3 0 6

Honors[edit]

Goalkeeper: Todd Strobeck
Defenders: Marcelo Balboa, Grant Gibbs, Arturo Velazco, Jeff Stock
Midfielders: Peter Hattrup, Billy Thompson, Tomás Boy
Forwards: Justin Fashanu, Eddie Henderson, Abuelo Cruz
  • Second Team All League
Goalkeeper: Bob Ammann
Defenders: Mario Gonzalez, Daryl Green, Danny Pena, Martín Vásquez
Midfielders: Chris Dangerfield, Dzung Tran, Jerome Watson
Forwards: Scott Benedetti, Chance Fry, John Sissons

External links[edit]