|Champions||Sky Blue FC|
|Top goalscorer||Marta (10)|
|Highest attendance||16,089 Washington Freedom v SkyBlue FC|
|Lowest attendance||1,878 Sky Blue FC v Boston Breakers|
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.
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.
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|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
• • •
|Chicago Red Stars||STL||WSH||NJ||BOS||NJ||BAY||STL||LA||BAY||WSH||NJ||BOS||LA||WSH||BAY||BOS||NJ||WSH||LA||STL|
|FC Gold Pride||BOS||NJ||LA||WSH||NJ||STL||CHI||LA||WSH||CHI||BOS||LA||STL||CHI||BOS||LA||STL||WSH||NJ||STL|
|Los Angeles Sol||WSH||NJ||BAY||STL||BOS||BOS||NJ||BAY||STL||CHI||WSH||NJ||BAY||STL||CHI||WSH||STL||BAY||CHI||BOS|
|Saint Louis Athletica||CHI||BOS||LA||WSH||BAY||CHI||LA||NJ||BOS||WSH||LA||NJ||BAY||LA||WSH||NJ||BAY||BOS||CHI||BAY|
|Sky Blue FC||LA||BAY||CHI||BAY||CHI||LA||WSH||BOS||STL||LA||CHI||STL||BOS||BOS||WSH||CHI||STL||BOS||BAY||WSH|
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.
|1||Los Angeles Sol||20||12||3||5||27||10||+17||41|
|2||Saint Louis Athletica||20||10||6||4||19||15||+4||34|
|4||Sky Blue FC||20||7||8||5||19||20||−1||26|
|6||Chicago Red Stars||20||5||10||5||18||25||−7||20|
|7||FC Gold Pride||20||4||10||6||17||28||−11||18|
|First Round||Super Semifinal||WPS 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|
Last updated: August 4, 2009
270+ MINS only
|1||Saint Louis Athletica||3||270||18||16||1||0.33||2–1–0||2|
|2||Los Angeles Sol||18||1620||87||73||9||0.50||10–3–5||12|
|4||Saint Louis Athletica||15||1350||86||71||13||0.87||7–5–3||7|
|5||Sky Blue FC||16||1395||82||62||15||0.97||6–6–3||6|
|6||Chicago Red Stars||19||1710||109||87||23||1.21||5–9–5||4|
|7||FC Gold Pride||4||360||22||17||5||1.25||1–2–1||1|
|9||FC Gold Pride||12||1260||83||61||20||1.43||3–7–4||2|
|Week||Player of the Week||Club||Week's Statline|
|Week 1||Los Angeles Sol||1 A (6') GWA|
|Week 2||Los Angeles Sol||2 G (42', 45') GWG|
|Week 3||Boston Breakers||1 G (53') GWG, 1 A (87')|
|Week 4||Los Angeles Sol||1 A (47') GWA|
|Week 5||Washington Freedom||2 G (18', 90') GWG, 1 A (51')|
|Week 6||Washington Freedom||2 G (29', 90')|
|Week 7||Saint Louis Athletica||1 G (16') GWG|
|Week 8||FC Gold Pride||1 G (30') GWG|
|Week 9||Saint Louis Athletica||6 SVS, SHO|
|Week 10||Los Angeles Sol||1 G (50')|
|Week 11||Los Angeles Sol||1 G (90'), 2 G (14', 60')|
|Week 12||Saint Louis Athletica||1 G (43') GWG|
|Week 13||Washington Freedom||7 SVS, SHO|
|Week 14||Los Angeles Sol||1 G (73') GWG, 2 G (62', 92')|
|Week 15||Chicago Red Stars||1 A (48'), 1 G (61') GWG|
|Week 16||Chicago Red Stars||3 G (31', 46+', 65') GWG|
|Week 17||Sky Blue FC||2 G (5', 86'); 6 shots|
|Week 18||Washington Freedom||2 G (35', 56')|
|Week 19||Chicago Red Stars||1 A (24'), 1 G (47') GWG|
|Week 20 [ permanent dead link ]||Washington Freedom||1 A (58'), 2 G (20', 49')|
|Month||Player of the Month||Club||Month's Statline|
|April||Boston Breakers||3 G, 1 A in 3 games; Breakers 2–2–0 in April|
|May||Washington Freedom||2 G, 3 A in 4 games; Freedom 2–0–2 in May|
|June||Los Angeles Sol||5 G in 6 games; Sol 4–0–2 in June|
|July||Washington Freedom||4 G, 1 A in 5 games; Freedom 3–2–1 in July|
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