2008 WPSL season

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The 2008 Women's Premier Soccer League season was the 12th season of the WPSL.

Ajax America Women finished the season as national champions, beating Arizona Rush in the WPSL Championship game in Sacramento, California on 3 August 2008.[1]

Changes From 2007[edit]

Name Changes[edit]

New Franchises[edit]

  • Nineteen franchises joined the league this year:
Team Name Metro Area Location Previous Affiliation
Flag of Arizona.svg Arizona Rush Tucson, AZ expansion
Flag of Florida.svg Brevard County Cocoa Expos Cocoa, FL returning from hiatus - previously in W-League
Flag of Texas.svg Fort Worth FC Fort Worth, TX expansion
Flag of Pennsylvania.svg Lancaster Inferno Landisville, PA expansion
Flag of California.svg Los Angeles Rampage Granada Hills, CA expansion
Flag of Maine.svg Maine Tide Bangor, ME expansion
Flag of New Jersey.svg Millburn Magic Millburn, NJ expansion
Flag of California.svg Monterey Blues Monterey, CA expansion
Flag of Wisconsin.svg MYSC Lady Blues Middleton, WI expansion
Flag of Ohio.svg Ohio Premier Women's SC Dublin, OH expansion
Flag of Oklahoma.svg Oklahoma Alliance Chickasha, OK expansion
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico Capitals Caguas, Puerto Rico expansion
Flag of Utah.svg Salt Lake City Sparta Ogden, UT expansion
Flag of California.svg San Diego United San Diego, CA expansion
Flag of Texas.svg South Select Houston, TX expansion
Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Thomasville Dragons Thomasville, GA expansion
Flag of Oklahoma.svg Tulsa Spirit Broken Arrow, OK expansion
Flag of Texas.svg Vitesse Dallas Duncanville, TX expansion
Flag of California.svg West Coast FC San Juan Capistrano, CA expansion

Folding[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Purple indicates division title clinched Green indicates playoff berth clinched

Pacific Conference[edit]

North Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 California Storm 10 10 0 0 48 3 45 30
2 Sonoma County Sol 10 6 3 1 17 13 4 19
3 San Francisco Nighthawks 10 4 3 3 18 12 6 15
4 Walnut Creek Power 10 4 7 0 12 24 -12 6
5 Sacramento Pride 10 2 8 0 11 44 -33 6
6 Monterey Blues 10 1 7 2 10 20 -10 5

South Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 West Coast FC 10 7 2 1 19 12 7 22
2 Ajax America Women 10 6 3 1 22 10 12 19
3 San Diego United 10 5 3 2 17 7 10 17
4 Los Angeles Rampage 10 4 5 1 11 16 -5 13
5 San Diego WFC SeaLions 10 4 5 1 11 16 -5 13
6 Claremont Stars 10 0 8 2 4 23 -19 2

Big Sky Conference[edit]

North Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Utah Spiders 12 9 3 0 39 14 25 27
2 Arizona Rush 12 8 1 3 32 13 19 27
3 Albuquerque Lady Asylum 12 8 2 2 40 14 26 26
4 Denver Diamonds 12 5 5 2 25 25 0 17
5 Salt Lake City Sparta 12 4 7 1 19 27 -18 13
6 Colorado Springs United 12 3 8 1 11 33 -22 10

South Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Oklahoma Alliance 8 7 0 1 22 6 16 22
2 Fort Worth FC 8 2 3 3 12 14 -2 9
3 South Select 7 2 3 2 10 11 -1 8
4 Tulsa Spirit 8 1 3 4 8 12 -4 7
5 Vitesse Dallas 7 1 5 1 5 15 -10 4
  • Despite winning their division, Oklahoma Alliance did not take part in the WPSL playoffs.

Sunshine Conference[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Brevard County Cocoa Expos 12 11 0 1 32 4 28 34
2 Palm Beach United 12 7 2 3 29 10 19 24
3 Florida Surge 12 7 3 2 24 15 9 23
4 Miami Kickers 12 6 6 0 38 18 20 18
5 Puerto Rico Capitals 12 2 5 5 4 13 -9 11
6 Thomasville Dragons 12 2 7 3 10 33 -23 9

Midwest Conference[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 MYSC Lady Blues 8 7 1 0 14 4 10 21
2 Ohio Premier Women's SC 8 6 1 1 19 4 15 19
3 FC St. Louis 8 4 3 1 13 11 2 13
4 Chicago United Breeze 8 2 6 0 7 15 -8 6
5 FC Twente3 IL 8 0 8 0 6 24 -18 0

East Conference[edit]

North Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 SoccerPlus Connecticut 12 12 0 0 53 2 51 36
2 New England Mutiny 12 10 2 0 46 7 39 30
3 Boston Aztec Women 11 4 4 3 19 18 1 15
4 Maine Tide 12 4 6 2 17 20 -3 14
5 New York Athletic Club 11 4 6 1 13 44 -31 13
6 Adirondack Lynx 12 2 8 2 17 37 -20 8

Mid-Atlantic Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Long Island Fury 12 9 1 2 42 9 33 29
2 Lancaster Inferno 12 8 2 2 25 9 16 26
3 Atlantic City Diablos 12 7 3 2 27 9 18 23
4 Philadelphia Liberty 12 4 3 5 16 10 6 17
5 Millburn Magic 12 3 6 3 13 20 -7 13
6 Northampton Laurels 12 4 7 1 12 26 -14 10
7 Central Delaware SA Future 12 0 12 0 3 50 -47 0

Playoffs[edit]

  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals WPSL Semifinals WPSL Championship
                                     
  SU1 Florida Brevard County Cocoa Expos 0  
MW1 Wisconsin MYSC Lady Blues 1  
PS1 California West Coast FC 3     MW1 Wisconsin MYSC Lady Blues 0  
PN2 California Sonoma County Sol 2       PS2 California Ajax America Women 5  
PS1 California West Coast FC 0
     
  PN1 California California Storm 0     PS2 California Ajax America Women 2  
PS2 California Ajax America Women 2       PS2 California Ajax America Women 3
  BN2 Arizona Arizona Rush 1
  BN1 Utah Utah Spiders 2  
BN2 Arizona Arizona Rush 6  
EN1 Connecticut SoccerPlus Connecticut 2     BN2 Arizona Arizona Rush 2
EM2 Pennsylvania Lancaster Inferno 1       EN2 Massachusetts New England Mutiny 1  
EN1 Connecticut SoccerPlus Connecticut 0
   
  EM1 New York (state) Long Island Fury 2     EN2 Massachusetts New England Mutiny 1  
  EN2 Massachusetts New England Mutiny 4  

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