2010 Women's Professional Soccer season

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Women's Professional Soccer
Season 2010
Champions FC Gold Pride
Goals scored 224
Average goals/game 2.20
Top goalscorer Marta (20)
Longest winning run 5 Gold Pride (Days 26 & 1216)
Longest unbeaten run 12 Gold Pride (Days 1224)
Longest losing run 5 Atlanta Beat (Days 26) and Washington Freedom (1317)
Highest attendance 8,261 Washington Freedom v St. Louis Athletica
Lowest attendance 2,118 Washington Freedom v Philadelphia Independence
2009
2011

The 2010 Women's Professional Soccer season was the second season for the WPS, the top level professional women's soccer league in the United States. Regular season champion FC Gold Pride won the WPS Championship on September 26 with a 4-0 victory over the Philadelphia Independence.

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.

FC Gold Pride association football club

FC Gold Pride was an American professional soccer club based in Santa Clara, California which participated in Women's Professional Soccer. The club replaced the San Jose CyberRays of the defunct Women's United Soccer Association as the top-level women's soccer team in the San Francisco Bay Area. FC Gold Pride moved to its final home of Pioneer Stadium on the campus of CSU East Bay in June 2010 after opening their 2010 home schedule at the Castro Valley High School Athletic Stadium. The club ceased operations in November 2010 after struggling financially and being unable to find new investors.

Contents

Changes from the 2009 Season

Philadelphia Independence

The Philadelphia Independence was an American professional soccer club that was based in the Philadelphia suburb of Chester, Pennsylvania. The team joined Women's Professional Soccer as an expansion team in 2010 and played its home games at West Chester University's John A. Farrell Stadium. The team played at Widener University's Leslie Quick Stadium in 2011. The Women's Professional Soccer league folded on May 18, 2012, after an earlier announcement that the 2012 season would be suspended.

Atlanta Beat (WPS) amateur soccer team, former Womens Professional Soccer franchise

The Atlanta Beat is an American soccer club based in Atlanta, Georgia that formerly competed on a professional level. The team joined Women's Professional Soccer as an expansion team in 2010, and played its home games at Kennesaw State University Soccer Stadium, the result of a public-private partnership between the team and Kennesaw State University. The club took the name and logo of the former Atlanta Beat (WUSA) of the defunct Women's United Soccer Association.

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.

Competition Format/Schedule

United States womens national soccer team womens national association football team representing the United States

The United States Women's National Soccer Team (USWNT) represents the United States in international women's soccer. The team is the most successful in international women's soccer, winning three Women's World Cup titles, four Olympic women's gold medals, eight CONCACAF Gold Cup wins, and ten Algarve Cups. It medaled in every single World Cup and Olympic tournament in women's soccer history from 1991 to 2015, before being knocked out in the quarterfinal of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team is governed by United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF.

Germany womens national football team womens national association football team representing Germany

The Germany women's national football team is governed by the German Football Association (DFB).

Saint Louis Athletica defunct Womens Professional Soccer club

Saint Louis Athletica was an American professional soccer club that was based in the St. Louis suburb of Fenton, Missouri that participated in Women's Professional Soccer. Athletica started the 2009 season playing its home games at Ralph Korte Stadium, on the campus of SIUE in Edwardsville, Illinois, then moved to Soccer Park in Fenton, Missouri in June. On May 27, 2010, the WPS announced that the Club would fold effective immediately, forcing the league to compete with only 7 teams for the rest of the season.

Abbreviation and Color Key:
Atlanta Beat - ATL • Boston Breakers - BOS • Chicago Red Stars - CHI • FC Gold Pride - BAY
Philadelphia Independence - PHI • Saint Louis Athletica - STL • Sky Blue FC - NJ • Washington Freedom - WSH
Win Loss Tie Home
ClubMatch
1 2 3 4 567891011 12 13 14 15161718192021 22 23 24
Atlanta Beat PHIWSHBAYPHINJWSHCHICHIPHIBAYCHIBOSNJCHIWSHBAYBOSBOSPHIBOSBAYBOSNJWSH
0-03-12-11-00-10-20-01-02-20-41-13-10-11-03-20-02-01-23-12-31-61-30-01-0
Boston Breakers WSHPHISTLCHIWSHBAYNJNJBAYCHIPHIATLWSHBAYCHIWASATLPHINJATLPHIATLBAYNJ
1-21-11-10-20-01-20-01-21-01-21-23-12-11-21-33-12-02-24-02-31-21-32-00-0
Chicago Red Stars NJSTLNJBOSBAYPHIBAYATLWSHATLBOSWSHATLNJATLBOSPHINJBAYPHIWASBAYPHIWAS
1-01-10-10-22-00-11-00-02-21-01-20-01-12-01-01-33-01-20-01-22-02-32-02-1
FC Gold Pride STLNJATLNJCHIBOSCHIWSHPHIBOSNJATLWASPHIBOSWSHATLCHIWSHCHIATLNJBOSPHI
2-03-12-10-12-01-21-01-11-31-00-20-43-22-01-21-40-00-00-02-31-61-12-04-1
Philadelphia Independence ATLBOSWSHATLSTLCHIWSHNJBAYNJATLWSHBOSBAYNJCHIWSHBOSCHIATLNJBOSCHIBAY
0-01-13-11-02-10-12-12-11-31-42-23-21-22-04-13-02-02-21-23-21-01-22-04-1
Saint Louis Athletica BAYCHIBOSWSHPHINJ
2-01-11-13-12-12-2Cancelled
Sky Blue FC CHIBAYCHIBAYATLSTLBOSPHIBOSPHIBAYWSHCHIATLPHICHIATLWASBOSPHIWSHBAYATLBOS
1-03-10-10-10-12-20-02-11-21-40-20-02-00-14-11-21-21-14-01-02-11-10-00-0
Washington Freedom BOSATLPHISTLBOSATLPHIBAYCHIPHICHINJBAYBOSBAYATLBOSPHINJBAYCHINJCHIATL
1-23-13-13-10-00-22-11-12-23-20-00-03-22-11-43-23-12-01-10-02-02-12-11-0

2010 schedule

Standings

Blue denotes team has clinched regular season championship.
Green denotes team has spot in Playoffs.

PlaceTeamGPWLTGFGAGDPoints
1 FC Gold Pride 2416354619 +2753
2 Boston Breakers 2410863628 +836
3 Philadelphia Independence 24101043736 +134
4 Washington Freedom 248973333 031
5 Sky Blue FC 2471072031 -1128
6 Chicago Red Stars 2471162127 -627
7 Atlanta Beat 2451362040 -2021

Playoffs

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The Gold Pride pose with the WPS Championship trophy
 First RoundSuper SemifinalWPS Championship
              
   1 FC Gold Pride 4
   2 Boston Breakers 1   3 Philadelphia Independence 0
3 Philadelphia Independence 1   3 Philadelphia Independence 2 
4 Washington Freedom 0

WPS Championship

FC Gold Pride 4 - 0 Philadelphia Independence
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Wilson Soccerball shade.svg 28'
Marta Soccerball shade.svg 90'
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FC Gold Pride
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Philadelphia Independence
FC Gold Pride:
GK 1 Flag of the United States.svg Nicole Barnhart
FW 9 Flag of the United States.svg Kandace Wilson
DF 5 Flag of Canada.svg Candace Chapman Sub off.svg 80'
DF 4 Flag of the United States.svg Rachel Buehler (c)
DF 3 Flag of New Zealand.svg Ali Riley
MF 77 Flag of the United States.svg Shannon Boxx Sub off.svg 75'
MF 20 Flag of France.svg Camille Abily Sub off.svg 66'
DF 14 Flag of the United States.svg Becky Edwards
FW 15 Flag of the United States.svg Tiffeny Milbrett
FW 12 Flag of Canada.svg Christine Sinclair
FW 10 Flag of Brazil.svg Marta (MVP)
Substitutions:
MF 13 Flag of the United States.svg Kristen Graczyk Sub on.svg 80'
FW 7 Flag of the United States.svg Kelley O'Hara Sub on.svg 66'
FW 11 Flag of the United States.svg Kiki Bosio Sub on.svg 75'
Manager:
Flag of the United States.svg Albertin Montoya
Philadelphia Independence:
GK 1 Flag of the United States.svg Val Henderson
DF 15 Flag of the United States.svg Nikki Krzysik
DF 3 Flag of the United States.svg Allison Falk
DF 24 Flag of the United States.svg Estelle Johnson
MF 26 Flag of Iceland.svg Holmfridur Magnusdottir
MF 6 Flag of the United States.svg Lori Lindsey (c) Sub off.svg 58'
MF 4 Flag of the United States.svg Jen Buczkowski
MF 9 Flag of Sweden.svg Caroline Seger Sub off.svg 76'
MF 25 Flag of the United States.svg Tina DiMartino
FW 8 Flag of the United States.svg Amy Rodriguez
FW 10 Flag of England.svg Lianne Sanderson Sub off.svg 64'
Substitutes:
FW 19 Flag of the United States.svg Danesha Adams Sub on.svg 58'
DF 2 Flag of the United States.svg Heather Mitts Sub on.svg 64'
MF 16 Flag of the United States.svg Lyndsey Patterson Sub on.svg 76'
Manager:
Flag of England.svg Paul Riley

MATCH OFFICIALS

  • Assistant referees:
    • Marlene Duffy
    • Veronica Perez
  • Fourth official: Kari Seitz

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Leaders

Scoring

Fouls

Goalkeeping

Minimum 60 minutes played per game average

RankGoalkeeperClubGPMINSSOGSVSGAGAAW-L-TSHO
1 Flag of the United States.svg Nicole Barnhart FC Gold Pride 1818809273160.7713-3-58
2 Flag of the United States.svg Jillian Loyden Chicago Red Stars 2320709972271.176-11-66
3 Flag of the United States.svg Hope Solo Saint Louis Athletica/Atlanta Beat 221980139104361.646-8-86

Awards

Player of the Week

WeekPlayer of the WeekClubWeek's Statline
Week 1 Flag of England.svg Eniola Aluko Saint Louis Athletica 2 G (40', 62') GWG
Week 2 Flag of the United States.svg Abby Wambach Washington Freedom 1 G (44'), 2 A (51', 90') GWA
Week 3 Flag of the United States.svg Lori Lindsey Philadelphia Independence 3 A (55', 58', 68') GWA
Week 4 Flag of France.svg Sonia Bompastor Washington Freedom 1 G (20'), 1 A (47')
Week 5 Flag of England.svg Karen Bardsley Sky Blue FC 13 SVS, SHO
Week 6 Flag of Brazil.svg Marta FC Gold Pride 2 G (16', 38'), GWG
Week 7 Flag of Sweden.svg Kosovare Asllani Chicago Red Stars 1 G (56'), GWG
Week 8 Flag of the United States.svg Amy Rodriguez Philadelphia Independence 1 A (3') 1 G (29'), GWG
Week 9 Flag of Brazil.svg Marta FC Gold Pride 1 A (42') 2 G (55', 90'), GWG
Week 10 Flag of the United States.svg Danesha Adams Philadelphia Independence 1 G (5') 1 A (18'), GWA
Week 11 Flag of the United States.svg Amy Rodriguez Philadelphia Independence 2 G (62', 72')
Week 12 Flag of Brazil.svg Marta FC Gold Pride 1 A (1') 2 G (30', 86'), GWA
Week 13 Flag of the United States.svg Ella Masar Chicago Red Stars
Week 14 Flag of Canada.svg Christine Sinclair FC Gold Pride
Week 15 Flag of Sweden.svg Caroline Seger Philadelphia Independence
Week 16 Flag of the United States.svg Hope Solo Atlanta Beat
Week 17 Flag of England.svg Kelly Smith Boston Breakers
Week 18 Flag of the United States.svg Amy Rodriguez Philadelphia Independence
Week 19 Flag of England.svg Eniola Aluko Atlanta Beat
Week 20 Flag of the United States.svg Abby Wambach Washington Freedom
Week 21 Flag of Spain.svg Veronica Boquete Chicago Red Stars

Player of the Month

MonthPlayer of the MonthClubMonth's Statline
April Flag of the United States.svg Lori Lindsey Philadelphia Independence 4 A in 3 games; Independence 1-0-2 in April
May Flag of the United States.svg Karen Bardsley Sky Blue FC 31 saves and 2 SO in 4 games; Sky Blue 1-1-2 in May
June Flag of the United States.svg Amy Rodriguez Philadelphia Independence 5 G, 2 A in 5 games; Independence 3-1-1 in June
July Flag of the United States.svg Jordan Angeli Boston Breakers 4 G, 1 A in 6 games; Breakers 5-1-0 in July

End-of-year awards

WPS announced its end-of-year awards on September 16. [6]

Award Winner Club
Michelle Akers Player of the Year Flag of Brazil.svg Marta FC Gold Pride
MedImmune Defender of the Year Flag of the United States.svg Amy LePeilbet Boston Breakers
Coast Guard Goalkeeper of the Year Flag of the United States.svg Nicole Barnhart FC Gold Pride
Rookie of the Year Flag of New Zealand.svg Ali Riley FC Gold Pride
Coach of the Year Flag of England.svg Paul Riley Philadelphia Independence
Citi Sportswoman of the Year Flag of the United States.svg Natalie Spilger Chicago Red Stars
PUMA Golden Boot Flag of Brazil.svg Marta FC Gold Pride

Statistics

Scoring

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.

Lori Lindsey American soccer player

Lori Ann Lindsey is a retired American soccer midfielder who last played for Canberra United in the Australian W-League and was also a member of the United States women's national soccer team player pool. She played one match in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany and was named an alternate for the 2012 Olympics in London.

Sky Blue FC professional soccer club in Piscataway Township, New Jersey, USA

Sky Blue FC is a professional soccer team based in Piscataway Township, New Jersey, which has participated in the National Women's Soccer League since 2013. From 2009 to 2011, the team played in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS).

Discipline

All-Star Game

WPS All-Star 2010 took place on June 30, a midseason date as opposed to the previous year's postseason All-Star game. It was played at the new Kennesaw State University Soccer Stadium in Kennesaw, Georgia, home to the Atlanta Beat;. [11] The United States Coast Guard once again presented the game, which aired on Fox Soccer Channel again as well.

The all-star selection process was the same as in the previous year, although twice as many players were selected. The top US vote-getter, Abby Wambach, and the top international vote-getter, Marta, then chose between the remaining 20 voted-on players to create their teams, with the 14 at-large selections being distributed by the league. Marta's XI defeated Abby's XI 5–2.

Related Research Articles

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The 2009 Saint Louis Athletica season was the inaugural season for the team.

The 2010 Saint Louis Athletica season is the second season for the team, after a strong showing in their inaugural year.

Kia McNeill Association footballer

Kia McNeill is a retired American professional soccer defender who most recently played for the Boston Breakers in the NWSL. She previously played for the Saint Louis Athletica, Philadelphia Independence, and the Atlanta Beat in the WPS and was a member of the United States U-23 women's national soccer team.

Jen Buczkowski American soccer player

Jen Buczkowski is an American former soccer midfielder. She played for FC Kansas City in the NWSL. She previously played for the Philadelphia Independence and New Jersey Sky Blue of Women's Professional Soccer.

The 2010 WPS Dispersal Draft was a special draft for Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) after the Los Angeles Sol withdrew from the league. Players from the team were dispersed to the remaining seven teams in the league via the draft.

The 2010 Chicago Red Stars season was the second season of the soccer club and its second season in the Women's Professional Soccer league.

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The 2011 Atlanta Beat season is the club's second season in Women's Professional Soccer and their second consecutive season in the top division of women's soccer in the American soccer pyramid. Including the WUSA franchise, this is the club's sixth year of existence.

The 2011 Western New York Flash season was the team's inaugural and only season in the Women's Professional Soccer league, after competing as the Buffalo Flash in the USL W-League. The Western New York Flash won the league, then went on to win the 2011 WPS championship over the Philadelphia Independence.

The 2011 Philadelphia Independence season was the team's second and final season in the Women's Professional Soccer league, and its final season as a team.

The 2009 Sky Blue FC season was the first season for Sky Blue FC in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). In the league's inaugural season, the club finished fourth in the regular season with 26 points, qualifying for the playoffs. After victories over the Washington Freedom and Saint Louis Athletica, Sky Blue FC defeated the Los Angeles Sol, the top team in the regular season, in the championship match to become the first WPS champions.

The 2010 Philadelphia Independence season was the team's inaugural season of competition in the Women's Professional Soccer league.

The 2009 season is Washington Freedom's first season competing in the Women's Professional Soccer league, the top division of women's soccer in the United States, and seventh competitive season. The team was coached by Jim Gabarra who has led the team since its founding in 2001.

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