2009 Women's Professional Soccer season

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Women's Professional Soccer
Season 2009
Champions Sky Blue FC
Goals scored 153
Average goals/game 2.10
Top goalscorer Marta (10)
Highest attendance 16,089 Washington Freedom v SkyBlue FC
Lowest attendance 1,878 Sky Blue FC v Boston Breakers
2010

The 2009 Women's Professional Soccer season served as the inaugural season for WPS, the top level professional women's soccer league in the United States. The regular season began on March 29 and ended on August 9, with the postseason being held between August 15 and 21.

Womens Professional Soccer defunct soccer league and highest level of womens soccer in the United States

Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) was the top level professional women's soccer league in the United States. It began play on March 29, 2009. The league was composed of seven teams for its first two seasons and fielded six teams for the 2011 season, with continued plans for future expansion. The WPS was the highest level in the United States soccer pyramid for the women's game.

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, also commonly known as women's football or women's soccer is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

Contents

Competition format

Results table

Abbreviation and Color Key:
Boston Breakers – BOS • Chicago Red Stars – CHI • FC Gold Pride – BAY • Los Angeles Sol – LA
Saint Louis Athletica – STL • Sky Blue FC – NJ • Washington Freedom – WSH
Win Loss Tie Home
ClubMatch
1234567891011121314151617181920
Boston Breakers BAYSTLWSHCHILALAWSHNJSTLBAYCHIWSHNJNJCHIBAYNJWSHSTLLA
2–12–01–34–02–10–01–12–10–11–10–21–01–01–21–00–10–00–10–12–1
Chicago Red Stars STLWSHNJBOSNJBAYSTLLABAYWSHNJBOSLAWSHBAYBOSNJWSHLASTL
0–11–10–04–00–20–10–21–11–10–01–00–24–02–13–11–01–02–33–12–0
FC Gold Pride BOSNJLAWSHNJSTLCHILAWSHCHIBOSLASTLCHIBOSLASTLWSHNJSTL
2–11–11–03–41–01–00–10–23–11–11–12–00–13–10–10–01–12–32–01–1
Los Angeles Sol WSHNJBAYSTLBOSBOSNJBAYSTLCHIWSHNJBAYSTLCHIWSHSTLBAYCHIBOS
2–00–21–00–02–10–01–00–22–01–13–10–02–01–24–00–10–10–03–12–1
Saint Louis Athletica CHIBOSLAWSHBAYCHILANJBOSWSHLANJBAYLAWSHNJBAYBOSCHIBAY
0–12–00–03–31–00–22–01–00–10–11–21–20–10–11–01–01–11–02–01–1
Sky Blue FC LABAYCHIBAYCHILAWSHBOSSTLLACHISTLBOSBOSWSHCHISTLBOSBAYWSH
0–21–10–01–00–21–02–12–11–00–01–01–21–01–24–41–01–00–02–03–1
Washington Freedom LACHIBOSBAYSTLBOSNJBAYLACHISTLBOSCHILANJSTLCHIBOSBAYNJ
2–01–11–33–43–31–12–13–13–10–00–11–02–10–14–41–02–31–03–23–1

Standings

Blue denotes team has clinched regular season championship.
Green denotes team has spot in 2009 Women's Professional Soccer Playoffs.

The 2009 WPS Playoffs were the postseason to Women's Professional Soccer's 2009 Season, that started on August 15 and culminated on August 22 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

PlaceTeamGPWLTGFGAGDPoints
1 Los Angeles Sol 2012352710+1741
2 Saint Louis Athletica 2010641915+434
3 Washington Freedom 208753232029
4 Sky Blue FC 207851920−126
5 Boston Breakers 207941820−225
6 Chicago Red Stars 2051051825−720
7 FC Gold Pride 2041061728−1118

Playoffs

 First RoundSuper SemifinalWPS Final
              
  1 Los Angeles Sol 0
  2 Saint Louis Athletica 0  4 Sky Blue FC 1
3 Washington Freedom 1  4 Sky Blue FC 1 
4 Sky Blue FC 2

Leaders

[1] Last updated: August 4, 2009

Offense

Fouls

Goalkeeping

270+ MINS only

RankGoalkeeperClubGPMINSSOGSVSGAGAAW-L-TSHO
1 Flag of the United States.svg Jillian Loyden Saint Louis Athletica 3270181610.332–1–02
2 Flag of Canada.svg Karina LeBlanc Los Angeles Sol 181620877390.5010–3–512
3 Flag of the United States.svg Ali Lipsher Boston Breakers 11928463760.584–4–25
4 Flag of the United States.svg Hope Solo Saint Louis Athletica 1513508671130.877–5–37
5 Flag of the United States.svg Jenni Branam Sky Blue FC 1613958262150.976–6–36
6 Flag of Sweden.svg Caroline Jönsson Chicago Red Stars 19171010987231.215–9–54
7 Flag of the United States.svg Alison Whitworth FC Gold Pride 4360221751.251–2–11
8 Flag of the United States.svg Kristin Luckenbill Boston Breakers 97824124121.383–4–22
9 Flag of the United States.svg Nicole Barnhart FC Gold Pride 1212608361201.433–7–42
10 Flag of Canada.svg Erin McLeod Washington Freedom 1311706946191.465–5–33
11 Flag of the United States.svg Briana Scurry Washington Freedom 3270171162.000–2–10

Awards

Player of the Week

WeekPlayer of the WeekClubWeek's Statline
Week 1 Flag of Japan.svg Aya Miyama Los Angeles Sol 1 A (6') GWA
Week 2 Flag of Brazil.svg Marta Los Angeles Sol 2 G (42', 45') GWG
Week 3 Flag of England.svg Kelly Smith Boston Breakers 1 G (53') GWG, 1 A (87')
Week 4 Flag of the United States.svg Aly Wagner Los Angeles Sol 1 A (47') GWA
Week 5 Flag of the United States.svg Abby Wambach Washington Freedom 2 G (18', 90') GWG, 1 A (51')
Week 6 Flag of France.svg Sonia Bompastor Washington Freedom 2 G (29', 90')
Week 7 Flag of the United States.svg Lori Chalupny Saint Louis Athletica 1 G (16') GWG
Week 8 Flag of Canada.svg Christine Sinclair FC Gold Pride 1 G (30') GWG
Week 9 Flag of the United States.svg Jillian Loyden Saint Louis Athletica 6 SVS, SHO
Week 10 Flag of the United States.svg Shannon Boxx Los Angeles Sol 1 G (50')
Week 11 Flag of France.svg Camille Abily Los Angeles Sol 1 G (90'), 2 G (14', 60')
Week 12 Flag of England.svg Eniola Aluko Saint Louis Athletica 1 G (43') GWG
Week 13 Flag of Canada.svg Erin McLeod Washington Freedom 7 SVS, SHO
Week 14 Flag of Brazil.svg Marta Los Angeles Sol 1 G (73') GWG, 2 G (62', 92')
Week 15 Flag of the United States.svg Lindsay Tarpley Chicago Red Stars 1 A (48'), 1 G (61') GWG
Week 16 Flag of Brazil.svg Cristiane Chicago Red Stars 3 G (31', 46+', 65') GWG
Week 17 Flag of the United States.svg Natasha Kai Sky Blue FC 2 G (5', 86'); 6 shots
Week 18 Flag of the United States.svg Abby Wambach Washington Freedom 2 G (35', 56')
Week 19 Flag of the United States.svg Lindsay Tarpley Chicago Red Stars 1 A (24'), 1 G (47') GWG
Week 20 [ permanent dead link ] Flag of the United States.svg Abby Wambach Washington Freedom 1 A (58'), 2 G (20', 49')

Player of the Month

MonthPlayer of the MonthClubMonth's Statline
April Flag of England.svg Kelly Smith Boston Breakers 3 G, 1 A in 3 games; Breakers 2–2–0 in April
May Flag of France.svg Sonia Bompastor Washington Freedom 2 G, 3 A in 4 games; Freedom 2–0–2 in May
June Flag of France.svg Camille Abily Los Angeles Sol 5 G in 6 games; Sol 4–0–2 in June
July Flag of the United States.svg Abby Wambach Washington Freedom 4 G, 1 A in 5 games; Freedom 3–2–1 in July

Statistics

Scoring

Allison Falk association football player

Allison Falk is a former American professional soccer defender. She previously played for the Los Angeles Sol and Philadelphia Independence of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). She was a WPS All-Star in 2010.

Los Angeles Sol womens soccer team in Carson, California, United States

The Los Angeles Sol was an American professional soccer club that was based in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, California that participated in Women's Professional Soccer.

Washington Freedom

The Washington Freedom was an American professional soccer club based in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Germantown, Maryland, that participated in Women's Professional Soccer. The Freedom was founded in 2001 as a member of the defunct Women's United Soccer Association. Beginning in 2004, the Freedom played its home games at the Maryland SoccerPlex. In 2011, the team relocated to Boca Raton, Florida, and became magicJack.

Discipline

Streaks

Other Firsts

Home Team Record

(Regular season only)

All-Star Game

WPS All-Star 2009 was played on August 30 at Soccer Park in the St. Louis suburb of Fenton, Missouri, with the WPS All-Stars defeating Swedish powerhouse Umeå IK of Damallsvenskan 4–2. The match was televised in the US on Fox Soccer Channel.

See also

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