2016 National Women's Soccer League season

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National Women's Soccer League
Season2016
ChampionsWestern New York Flash
NWSL ShieldPortland Thorns FC
Matches played100
Goals scored263 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorerKealia Ohai
Lynn Williams
(11 goals)
Biggest home win6 goals:
WNY 7–1 BOS
(Jun 24)
Biggest away win4 goals:
BOS 0–4 WNY
(Sep 24)
Highest scoring8 goals:
WNY 7–1 BOS
(Jun 24)
Longest winning run4 games:
Portland Thorns FC
(June 17 – July 2)
(Sept 4 – Sept 25)
Longest unbeaten run12 games:
Portland Thorns FC
(Apr 17 – July 2)
Longest winless run8 games:
Orlando Pride
(July 16 – Sept 24)
Longest losing run6 games:
Houston Dash
(May 14 – Jul 10)
Highest attendance23,403
ORL 3–1 HOU
(Apr 23)
Lowest attendance1,252
NJ 1–2 WNY
(May 7)
Total attendance555,775
Average attendance5,558
2015
2017
All statistics correct as of September 25, 2016[1].

The 2016 National Women's Soccer League season was the fourth 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), it was the tenth 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 expected to be provided by the Canadian Soccer Association. Both national federations pay the league salaries of many of their respective national team members in an effort to nurture talent in those nations.

To accommodate the 2016 Olympics the league suspended play for most of the month of August. In addition, the league did not schedule games during FIFA windows, leaving the 20-game, 19-week regular season ending in late September for the second year in a row.[2]

Teams, stadiums, and personnel[edit]

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Two teams, the Dash and Reign, do not make their stadiums' entire capacity available for home games, instead restricting ticket sales at a lower level. The full capacities of their venues are included in parentheses and italics.

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Note: All of the teams use Nike as their kit manufacturer.

Team Head coach Captain Shirt sponsor
Boston Breakers England Matt Beard United States Whitney Engen/United States Kassey Kallman Steward Health Care
Chicago Red Stars United States Rory Dames United States Christen Press Illinois Bone and Joint Institute
Houston Dash United States Randy Waldrum United States Kealia Ohai BBVA Compass
FC Kansas City North Macedonia Vlatko Andonovski United States Becky Sauerbrunn Domino's
Orlando Pride Scotland Tom Sermanni United States Alex Morgan Orlando Health
Portland Thorns England Mark Parsons Canada Christine Sinclair/United States Tobin Heath Providence Health & Services
Seattle Reign FC England Laura Harvey United States Keelin Winters Microsoft
Sky Blue FC Northern Ireland Christy Holly United States Christie Rampone Meridian Health
Washington Spirit United States Jim Gabarra United States Ali Krieger ProChain Solutions, Inc.
Western New York Flash England Paul Riley New Zealand Abby Erceg Sahlen's

Competition format[edit]

  • Each team will play a total of 20 games, 10 home and 10 away.
  • Each team will play all opponents twice, once home and once away, plus one local rival two extra times, also once home and away.
  • The four teams at the end of the season with the most points will qualify for the playoffs.

Results table[edit]

Abbreviation and Color Key:
Boston Breakers – BOS • Chicago Red Stars – CHI • Houston Dash – HOU • FC Kansas City – KC • Orlando Pride – ORL
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
Boston Breakers WAS SEA POR CHI NJ KC WNY WAS CHI WNY SEA ORL NJ ORL KC HOU POR WNY HOU WNY
1–0 0–3 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 3–0 7–1 2–0 2–1 2–3 1–0 0–2 1–3 5–1 2–2 4–1 0–4
Chicago Red Stars HOU WNY ORL BOS KC SEA NJ POR BOS POR WNY WAS ORL HOU KC NJ SEA KC KC WAS
3–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 2–2 2–3 0–0 3–1
Houston Dash CHI ORL NJ KC WAS ORL SEA KC ORL NJ POR CHI WNY WAS WNY BOS ORL POR BOS SEA
3–1 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–3 1–2 2–2 1–3 4–2 3–0 4–1 2–3
FC Kansas City WNY POR SEA HOU CHI BOS ORL NJ HOU SEA WAS POR WAS WNY CHI BOS NJ CHI CHI ORL
0–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–2 2–3 0–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 2–3 0–0 1–2
Orlando Pride POR HOU CHI SEA WNY HOU KC WNY WAS HOU POR BOS CHI SEA BOS WAS HOU NJ NJ KC
2–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 5–2 1–0 1–2 4–2 1–1 1–2 1–2
Portland Thorns FC ORL KC BOS WAS SEA WAS SEA CHI WNY CHI ORL NJ KC HOU SEA SEA BOS HOU WNY NJ
2–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 4–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–2 2–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 3–1 5–1 3–0 3–2 1–3
Seattle Reign FC NJ BOS KC ORL POR CHI POR HOU NJ KC BOS WNY WNY ORL POR POR CHI WAS WAS HOU
1–2 0–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–2 1–1 5–2 1–0 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 2–3
Sky Blue FC SEA WAS HOU WNY BOS WNY CHI KC SEA WAS POR HOU BOS WAS WAS CHI KC ORL ORL POR
1–2 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–0 5–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–3 1–0 3–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–3
Washington Spirit BOS NJ WNY POR HOU POR BOS ORL NJ KC CHI KC NJ NJ HOU ORL WNY SEA SEA CHI
1–0 1–2 0–3 0–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–3 1–0 3–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–1
Western New York Flash KC CHI WAS NJ ORL NJ BOS ORL POR BOS CHI SEA SEA KC HOU HOU WAS BOS POR BOS
0–1 1–0 0–3 1–2 1–0 5–2 4–0 1–0 0–2 7–1 2–0 3–2 1–1 0–1 3–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 3–2 0–4

Updated to games played on September 25, 2016.[1]

Scores listed as home-away

League standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Portland Thorns FC 20 12 5 3 35 19 +16 41 NWSL Shield
2 Washington Spirit 20 12 3 5 30 21 +9 39 NWSL Playoffs
3 Chicago Red Stars 20 9 6 5 24 20 +4 33
4 Western New York Flash (C) 20 9 5 6 40 26 +14 32
5 Seattle Reign FC 20 8 6 6 29 21 +8 30
6 FC Kansas City 20 7 5 8 18 20 −2 26
7 Sky Blue FC 20 7 5 8 24 30 −6 26
8 Houston Dash 20 6 4 10 29 29 0 22
9 Orlando Pride 20 6 1 13 20 30 −10 19
10 Boston Breakers 20 3 2 15 14 47 −33 11
Source: NWSL
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(C) Champion.

Tiebreakers[edit]

The initial determining factor for a team's position in the standings is most points earned, with three points earned for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss. If two or more teams tie in point total, when determining rank and playoff qualification and seeding, the NWSL uses the following tiebreaker rules,[4] going down the list until all teams are ranked.

  1. Head to Head win/loss record between the teams (or points-per-game if more than two teams).
  2. Greater goal difference across the entire season (against all teams, not just tied teams).
  3. Greatest total number of goals scored (against all teams).
  4. Apply #1–3 to games played on the road.
  5. Apply #1–3 to games played at home.
  6. If teams are still equal, ranking will be determined by a coin toss.

NOTE: If two clubs remain tied after another club with the same number of points advances during any step, the tie breaker reverts to step 1 of the two-club format.

Weekly live standings[edit]

Considering each week to end on a Sunday. The number of games played by the teams are uneven due to a weather postponement in week 7 (rescheduled as the only game between week 15 and 16) and differing schedules between week 10 and 16.

Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 7R 16 17 18 19
Team ↓
Portland Thorns FC 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1
Washington Spirit 5 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 3 4 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2
Chicago Red Stars 10 8 4 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 3 3
Western New York Flash 4 7 8 7 8 5 5 2 4 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4
Seattle Reign FC 6 3 3 6 7 6 7 6 6 7 5 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 5
FC Kansas City 8 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 6
Sky Blue FC 2 6 6 8 5 8 6 7 7 6 7 6 5 4 5 5 6 6 6 7
Houston Dash 1 5 5 4 6 7 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 7 8 8
Orlando Pride 7 4 7 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 5 6 7 7 7 7 9 9 9
Boston Breakers 9 10 10 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

Attendance[edit]

Average home attendances[edit]

Ranked from highest to lowest average attendance.

Team GP Attendance High Low Average
Portland Thorns FC 10 169,449 21,144 13,752 16,945
Orlando Pride 10 87,851 23,403 5,842 8,785
Houston Dash 10 56,963 7,440 4,570 5,696
Seattle Reign FC 10 46,018 5,888 3,987 4,602
Western New York Flash 10 38,683 6,449 2,235 3,868
Washington Spirit 10 37,817 5,750 3,036 3,782
Boston Breakers 10 35,704 4,379 1,435 3,570
FC Kansas City 10 31,624 8,022 2,217 3,162
Chicago Red Stars 10 30,045 4,024 2,068 3,005
Sky Blue FC 10 21,621 3,780 1,252 2,162
Total 100 555,775 23,403 1,252 5,558

Updated to games played on September 25, 2016.[1]

Highest attendances[edit]

Regular season

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Date Stadium
1 Orlando Pride 3–1 Houston Dash 23,403 April 23, 2016 (2016-04-23) Camping World Stadium
2 Portland Thorns FC 3–2 Western New York Flash 21,144 September 11, 2016 Providence Park
3 Portland Thorns FC 1–0 Seattle Reign 19,231 July 30, 2016 Providence Park
4 Portland Thorns FC 0–0 Seattle Reign 18,114 May 29, 2016 (2016-05-29) Providence Park
5 Portland Thorns FC 5–1 Boston Breakers 17,152 September 4, 2016 (2016-09-04) Providence Park
6 Portland Thorns FC 1–2 FC Kansas City 16,942 July 9, 2016 (2016-07-09) Providence Park
7 Portland Thorns FC 2–0 Chicago Red Stars 16,931 June 22, 2016 (2016-06-22) Providence Park
8 Portland Thorns FC 2–1 Orlando Pride 16,073 April 17, 2016 (2016-04-17) Providence Park
9 Portland Thorns FC 4–1 Washington Spirit 15,823 May 21, 2016 (2016-05-21) Providence Park
10 Portland Thorns FC 2–0 Sky Blue 14,287 July 2, 2016 (2016-07-02) Providence Park

Updated to games played on September 25, 2016.[1]

Statistical leaders[edit]

NWSL Playoffs[edit]

The top four teams from the regular season will compete for the NWSL Championship.

Semi-finals Championship
      
1 Portland Thorns FC 3
4 Western New York Flash (a.e.t.) 4
4 Western New York Flash (pen.) 2 (3)
2 Washington Spirit 2 (2)
2 Washington Spirit (a.e.t.) 2
3 Chicago Red Stars 1

Semi-finals[edit]

Washington Spirit2–1 (a.e.t.)Chicago Red Stars
Krieger Goal 36'
Nairn Yellow card 57'
Ordega Goal 111'
Report Press Goal 81'
Johnson Yellow card 120+2'
Attendance: 4,249
Referee: Danielle Chesky
Portland Thorns FC3–4 (a.e.t.)Western New York Flash
Sinclair Goal 39'
Brynjarsdóttir Yellow card 75'
Sonnett Goal 78'
Horan Goal 105+1'
Heath Yellow card 114'
Report Mewis Goal 16'
Kennedy Yellow card 28'
Doniak Goal 38'
Dahlkemper Yellow card 76'
Williams Goal 98'104'
Eddy Yellow card 109'
D'Angelo Yellow card 120+1'
Attendance: 20,086
Referee: Marco Vega

Championship[edit]

Washington Spirit2–2 (a.e.t.)Western New York Flash
Dunn Goal 9'91'
Wys Yellow card 120+2'
Report Mewis Goal 14'
Zerboni Yellow card 84'
Williams Goal 120+4'
Penalties
Krieger Penalty missed
Nairn Penalty scored
Stengel Penalty scored
Huster Penalty missed
Matheson Penalty missed
2–3 Penalty scored Dahlkemper
Penalty scored Hinkle
Penalty missed McDonald
Penalty scored Williams
Penalty missed Mewis
Attendance: 8,255
Referee: Matthew Franz

Individual awards[edit]

Monthly awards[edit]

Month Player of the Month Club Month's Statline
April United States Tobin Heath[5][6] Portland Thorns FC 3 assists in 2 games; Thorns 1-0-1 in April
May United States Alyssa Naeher[7] Chicago Red Stars 3 shutouts, 1 goal allowed in 4 games; Red Stars 3-0-2 in May
June Canada Christine Sinclair[8] Portland Thorns FC 3 goals and 1 assist; Thorns 3-0-1 in June
July Argentina Estefania Banini[9] Washington Spirit 4 goals; Spirit 4-1-0 in July
August/Olympics Canada Christine Sinclair[10] Portland Thorns FC Both as "Olympian of the Month" and "Player of the Olympics"
September United States Allie Long[11] Portland Thorns FC 5 goals in 4 games; Thorns 4-0-0 in September

Weekly awards[edit]

Week NWSL Player of the Week NWSL Goal of the Week NWSL Save of the Week
Player Club Player Club Player Club
1 England Rachel Daly[a 1] Houston Dash Australia Steph Catley[a 2] Orlando Pride United States Michelle Betos[a 3] Portland Thorns FC
2 Scotland Kim Little[a 4] Seattle Reign FC United States Ali Krieger[a 5] Washington Spirit United States Ashlyn Harris[a 6] Orlando Pride
3 Scotland Kim Little[a 7] Seattle Reign FC United States Christen Press[a 8][a 9] Chicago Red Stars United States Ashlyn Harris[a 10] Orlando Pride
4 United States Chioma Ubogagu[a 11] Houston Dash United States Christen Press[a 12][a 13] Chicago Red Stars United States Ashlyn Harris[a 14] Orlando Pride
5 United States Alyssa Naeher[a 15] Chicago Red Stars United States Alex Morgan[a 16] [a 17] Orlando Pride Australia Lydia Williams[a 18] Houston Dash
6 United States Tobin Heath[a 19] Portland Thorns FC United States Tobin Heath[a 20][a 21] Portland Thorns FC United States Ashlyn Harris[a 22] Orlando Pride
7 United States Lynn Williams[a 23] Western New York Flash United States Erika Tymrak[a 24] FC Kansas City United States Katherine Reynolds[a 25] Portland Thorns FC
8 United States Britt Eckerstrom[a 26][a 27] Western New York Flash United States Christen Press[a 28][a 29] Chicago Red Stars United States Ashlyn Harris[a 30] Orlando Pride
9 Mexico Sofia Huerta[a 31][a 32] Chicago Red Stars United States Becky Sauerbrunn[a 33] FC Kansas City United States Ashlyn Harris[a 34] Orlando Pride
10 United States Jessica McDonald[a 35] Western New York Flash United States Jasmyne Spencer[a 36] Orlando Pride United States Ashlyn Harris[a 37] Orlando Pride
11 Japan Nahomi Kawasumi[a 38] Seattle Reign Iceland Dagný Brynjarsdóttir[a 39] Portland Thorns FC United States Nicole Barnhart[a 40] FC Kansas City
12 United States Kristen Edmonds[a 41] Orlando Pride United States Kristen Edmonds[a 42] Orlando Pride United States Michelle Betos[a 43] Portland Thorns FC
13 Argentina Estefania Banini[a 44] Washington Spirit Argentina Estefania Banini[a 45] Washington Spirit United States Michelle Betos[a 46] Portland Thorns FC
14 United States Nicole Barnhart[a 47] FC Kansas City England Rachel Daly[a 48] Houston Dash United States Kendall Fletcher[a 49] Seattle Reign FC
15 United States Kealia Ohai[a 50] Houston Dash England Rachel Daly[a 51] Houston Dash United States Michelle Betos[a 52] Portland Thorns FC
16 Netherlands Manon Melis[a 53] Seattle Reign FC United States Christine Nairn[a 54] Washington Spirit United States Alyssa Naeher[a 55] Chicago Red Stars
17 United States Kealia Ohai[a 56] Houston Dash United States Alex Morgan[a 57] Orlando Pride United States Alyssa Naeher[a 58] Chicago Red Stars
18 Australia Samantha Kerr[a 59] Sky Blue FC United States Christen Press[a 60] Chicago Red Stars United States Ashlyn Harris[a 61] Orlando Pride
19 United States Allie Long[a 62] Portland Thorns FC United States Kealia Ohai[a 63] Houston Dash Australia Lydia Williams[a 64] Houston Dash

Annual awards[edit]

Award Winner
Golden Boot [12] United States Lynn Williams Western New York Flash 11 goals
Rookie of the Year [13] Costa Rica Raquel Rodriguez Sky Blue FC 1,461 minutes
Goalkeeper of the Year [14] United States Ashlyn Harris Orlando Pride 1.33 GAA, 62 saves
Defender of the Year [15] United States Lauren Barnes Seattle Reign FC 531 consecutive SO minutes
Coach of the Year [16] England Mark Parsons Portland Thorns FC 12–3–5 regular season
Most Valuable Player [17] United States Lynn Williams Western New York Flash 11 goals, 5 assists
NWSL Best XI [18]
Position First team Second team
Goalkeeper United States Ashlyn Harris Orlando Pride 62 saves United States Alyssa Naeher Chicago Red Stars 1.00 GAA
Defender United States Lauren Barnes Seattle Reign FC 1,775 minutes United States Julie Johnston Chicago Red Stars 1.00 team GAA
Defender United States Arin Gilliland Chicago Red Stars 1.00 team GAA United States Ali Krieger Washington Spirit 1.05 team GAA
Defender United States Emily Menges Portland Thorns FC 0.95 team GAA United States Christie Rampone Sky Blue FC 1,800 minutes
Defender United States Becky Sauerbrunn FC Kansas City 1.00 team GAA United States Casey Short Chicago Red Stars 1,781 minutes
Midfielder United States Tobin Heath Portland Thorns FC Goal, 10 assists United States Danielle Colaprico Chicago Red Stars Goal, 2 assists
Midfielder United States Allie Long Portland Thorns FC 6 goals, 2 assists United States Vanessa DiBernardo Chicago Red Stars 7 assists
FW // MF United States Jessica McDonald Western New York Flash 10 goals, 7 assists Wales Jess Fishlock Seattle Reign FC Goal, 4 assists
FW // MF United States Kealia Ohai Houston Dash 11 goals, 4 assists Scotland Kim Little Seattle Reign FC 6 goals, 2 assists
Forward United States Christen Press Chicago Red Stars 8 goals United States Crystal Dunn Washington Spirit 2 goals, 5 assists
Forward United States Lynn Williams Western New York Flash 11 goals, 5 assists United States Shea Groom FC Kansas City 8 goals
NWSL Championship Game MVP
Player Club Record
Canada Sabrina D'Angelo Western New York Flash 3 saves in PK shootout

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Congrats to @ThornsFC's @MichelleBetos on her save being selected by fans as the #NWSL Save of the Week – Week 1!". Twitter.com. NWSL. April 22, 2016. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
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