2012 Women's Premier Soccer League Elite season

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Women's Premier Soccer League Elite
Season 2012
Champions Western New York Flash
Matches played 45
Goals scored 136 (3.02 per match)
Top goalscorer Kyah Simon (BOS) 12
Biggest home win CHI 5–0 ASC (June 10)
Biggest away win NEM 1–5 NYF (May 12)
FCI 0–4 BOS (June 1)
Highest scoring NEM 1–5 NYF (May 12)
NEM 4–2 ASC (May 19)
BOS 4–2 NEM (June 20)
WNY 3–3 NEM (June 24)
Highest attendance 2,342 (BOS v WNY, 5/26)
Lowest attendance 246 (FCI v BOS, 6/1)
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The 2012 WPSL Elite season is the only season of the WPSL Elite, an upper-level division of the WPSL, one of America's two semi-pro leagues (opposite the W-League). The regular season will consist of fourteen matches per team in a double-round-robin format, played between May 10 and July 22. The regular season will be followed by a playoff series.

The 2012 season includes three former WPS teams: 2011 WPS champions Western New York Flash, WUSA alumni Boston Breakers, and 2011 WPSL finalists Chicago Red Stars.

Teams[edit]

Team Location Ground 2011 season
ASA Chesapeake Charge Severn, MD Archbishop Spalding High School WPSL Mid-Atlantic, 3rd
Boston Breakers Somerville, MA Dilboy Stadium WPS, 4th
Chicago Red Stars Chicagoland various WPSL Midwest North, 1st
FC Indiana Indianapolis, IN Carroll Stadium WPSL Midwest South, 2nd
New England Mutiny East Longmeadow, MA East Longmeadow High School WPSL Northeast, 4th
New York Fury New York Hofstra University WPSL Mid-Atlantic, 1st
Philadelphia Fever Philadelphia, PA various expansion
Western New York Flash Rochester, NY Sahlen's Stadium WPS, 1st
Locations of teams for the 2012 Women's Premier Soccer League Elite season.

Match results[edit]

Home ╲ Away ASC BOS CHI FCI NEM NYF PHI WNY
ASA Chesapeake Charge 0–3 1–3 2–2 3–3 0–2 2–0 0–2
Boston Breakers 3–1 1–0 4–1 4–2 2–0 2–0 0–1
Chicago Red Stars 5–0 1–0 2–0 4–0 2–1 1–0 1–2
FC Indiana 1–1 0–4 0–2 2–3 0–1 0–2 0–5
New England Mutiny 4–2 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–5 2–1 3–3
New York Fury 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 3–0 0–0
Philadelphia Fever 2–3 0–1 1–4 0–1 2–2 0–3 0–0
Western New York Flash 4–0 0–1 3–0 4–1 3–1 0–1 2–0

Updated to games played on 4 July 2012.
Source: WPSL Elite results
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Regular season standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Boston Breakers 14 11 0 3 28 9 +19 33 2012 WPSL Elite playoffs
2 Western New York Flash (C) 14 9 3 2 29 8 +21 30
3 New York Fury 14 9 2 3 25 8 +17 29
4 Chicago Red Stars 14 9 1 4 26 11 +15 28
5 New England Mutiny 14 6 3 5 25 34 −9 21
6 ASA Chesapeake Charge 14 2 3 9 15 35 −20 9
7 Philadelphia Fever 14 1 2 11 8 26 −18 5
8 FC Indiana 14 1 2 11 8 33 −25 5

Updated to games played on 22 July 2012.
Source: WPSL Elite 2012 Standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home teams listed first

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

Statistical leaders[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Total Player Team Goals per game
 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14 
10 Kyah Simon Australia BOS - 2 - - 1 - 1 3 2 1
9 Adriana Martin Spain WNY 3 - [a] - - 1 2 - 1 2
7 Kate Howarth United States NEM - - - 1 1 2 - 1 2 -
6 Lauren Fowlkes United States CHI 1 1 - - 3 - 1 - - -
Katie Schoepfer United States BOS 1 1 1 [a] 2 - - 1 - -
5 Lori Chalupny United States CHI - 1 - - 1 - 1 1 1 -
Meghan Lenczyk United States NYF 1 - - - - - - 1 - 1 2
Merritt Mathias United States NYF 3 - 1 - - - 1 - - - -
Michele Weissenhofer CHI - - 1 1 - - 1 2 - -
4 Tiya Gallegos United States NEM 1 1 2 - - - - - - -
3 Becca Mays United States NEM - 1 - 1 - 1 - - - -
Julianne Sitch United States CHI 1 - - - - - - - 2 -
Jasmyne Spencer United States NYF 1 - - - - - - 1 - - 1

Playoffs[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Championship[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • a The Boston Breakers forfeited the May 26th match against the Western New York Flash for fielding an ineligible player. The Boston Breakers won the match 3–2.[1] The WPSL credited the Western New York Flash with a 1–0 victory[2] with all previous goals of the match being nullified.[3] Before the June 18th ruling,[2] Breakers forward Katie Shoepfer was leading the league in scoring with 8 goals. However, her 3 goals at the May 26th match were all forfeited, as were goals by Flash players Adriana Martin and Angela Salem.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BOSTON BREAKERS IMPROVE TO 4–0 WITH 3–2 WIN OVER WESTERN NEW YORK FLASH". Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b O'Connell, Brian (June 19, 2012). "Breakers Docked 3 Pts. For Ineligible Player". Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ Kennedy, Paul (June 20, 2012). "Breakers blast 'travesty of justice'". Retrieved June 25, 2012. 

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