|Champions||FC Gold Pride|
|Top goalscorer||Marta (20)|
|Longest winning run||5 Gold Pride (Days 2–6 & 12–16)|
|Longest unbeaten run||12 Gold Pride (Days 12–24)|
|Longest losing run||5 Atlanta Beat (Days 2–6) and Washington Freedom (13–17)|
|Highest attendance||8,261 Washington Freedom v St. Louis Athletica|
|Lowest attendance||2,118 Washington Freedom v Philadelphia Independence|
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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
• • •
|Chicago Red Stars||NJ||STL||NJ||BOS||BAY||PHI||BAY||ATL||WSH||ATL||BOS||WSH||ATL||NJ||ATL||BOS||PHI||NJ||BAY||PHI||WAS||BAY||PHI||WAS|
|FC Gold Pride||STL||NJ||ATL||NJ||CHI||BOS||CHI||WSH||PHI||BOS||NJ||ATL||WAS||PHI||BOS||WSH||ATL||CHI||WSH||CHI||ATL||NJ||BOS||PHI|
|Saint Louis Athletica||BAY||CHI||BOS||WSH||PHI||NJ|
|Sky Blue FC||CHI||BAY||CHI||BAY||ATL||STL||BOS||PHI||BOS||PHI||BAY||WSH||CHI||ATL||PHI||CHI||ATL||WAS||BOS||PHI||WSH||BAY||ATL||BOS|
Blue denotes team has clinched regular season championship.
Green denotes team has spot in Playoffs.
|1||FC Gold Pride||24||16||3||5||46||19||+27||53|
|5||Sky Blue FC||24||7||10||7||20||31||-11||28|
|6||Chicago Red Stars||24||7||11||6||21||27||-6||27|
|First Round||Super Semifinal||WPS Championship|
|1||FC Gold Pride||4|
|2||Boston Breakers||1||3||Philadelphia Independence||0|
|3||Philadelphia Independence||1||3||Philadelphia Independence||2|
|FC Gold Pride||4 - 0||Philadelphia Independence|
| Sinclair |
FC Gold Pride
Minimum 60 minutes played per game average
|1||FC Gold Pride||18||1880||92||73||16||0.77||13-3-5||8|
|2||Chicago Red Stars||23||2070||99||72||27||1.17||6-11-6||6|
|3||Saint Louis Athletica/Atlanta Beat||22||1980||139||104||36||1.64||6-8-8||6|
|Week||Player of the Week||Club||Week's Statline|
|Week 1||Saint Louis Athletica||2 G (40', 62') GWG|
|Week 2||Washington Freedom||1 G (44'), 2 A (51', 90') GWA|
|Week 3||Philadelphia Independence||3 A (55', 58', 68') GWA|
|Week 4||Washington Freedom||1 G (20'), 1 A (47')|
|Week 5||Sky Blue FC||13 SVS, SHO|
|Week 6||FC Gold Pride||2 G (16', 38'), GWG|
|Week 7||Chicago Red Stars||1 G (56'), GWG|
|Week 8||Philadelphia Independence||1 A (3') 1 G (29'), GWG|
|Week 9||FC Gold Pride||1 A (42') 2 G (55', 90'), GWG|
|Week 10||Philadelphia Independence||1 G (5') 1 A (18'), GWA|
|Week 11||Philadelphia Independence||2 G (62', 72')|
|Week 12||FC Gold Pride||1 A (1') 2 G (30', 86'), GWA|
|Week 13||Chicago Red Stars|
|Week 14||FC Gold Pride|
|Week 15||Philadelphia Independence|
|Week 16||Atlanta Beat|
|Week 17||Boston Breakers|
|Week 18||Philadelphia Independence|
|Week 19||Atlanta Beat|
|Week 20||Washington Freedom|
|Week 21||Chicago Red Stars|
|Month||Player of the Month||Club||Month's Statline|
|April||Philadelphia Independence||4 A in 3 games; Independence 1-0-2 in April|
|May||Sky Blue FC||31 saves and 2 SO in 4 games; Sky Blue 1-1-2 in May|
|June||Philadelphia Independence||5 G, 2 A in 5 games; Independence 3-1-1 in June|
|July||Boston Breakers||4 G, 1 A in 6 games; Breakers 5-1-0 in July|
WPS announced its end-of-year awards on September 16.
|Michelle Akers Player of the Year||FC Gold Pride|
|MedImmune Defender of the Year||Boston Breakers|
|Coast Guard Goalkeeper of the Year||FC Gold Pride|
|Rookie of the Year||FC Gold Pride|
|Coach of the Year||Philadelphia Independence|
|Citi Sportswoman of the Year||Chicago Red Stars|
|PUMA Golden Boot||FC Gold Pride|
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