2011 Women's Professional Soccer season

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Women's Professional Soccer
Season2011
Champions Western New York Flash
Matches played54
Goals scored150 (2.78 per match)
Top goalscorer Marta, WNY;
Christine Sinclair, WNY (10) [1]
Biggest home win PHI 6-0 mJ
Biggest away win ATL 1-4 BOS
NJ 1-4 WNY
Highest scoring PHI 4-3 NJ
Highest attendance15,404 WNY vs. mJ (July 20)
Lowest attendance864 mJ vs. ATL (May 29)
Average attendance3,518
2010

The 2011 Women's Professional Soccer season is the third season for the WPS, the top level professional women's soccer league in the United States. The season started with the opening match on April 9, with the 2011 WPS Championship scheduled for the weekend of August 27–28. [2]

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

Changes from the 2010 Season

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.

Chicago Red Stars soccer team and National Womens Soccer League franchise in Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Chicago Red Stars is an American professional soccer club based in Chicago, competing in the National Women's Soccer League, who play their home games in SeatGeek Stadium. The team was a founding member of Women's Professional Soccer, and played in the league in 2009 and 2010. After leaving the WPS in December 2010, due to financial issues, the team reorganized and joined the Women's Premier Soccer League for the 2011 season. In 2012, the team competed in Women's Premier Soccer League Elite, the single year this league existed. Since 2013, the team has been competing in National Women's Soccer League.

Womens Premier Soccer League soccer league and second level of womens soccer in the United States

The Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is a national women's soccer league in the United States and Puerto Rico, and is on the second level of women's soccer in the United States soccer pyramid, below National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and roughly equal with United Women's Soccer (UWS). The WPSL is the largest women's soccer league in the world.

Competition Format/Schedule

2011 FIFA Womens World Cup 2011 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup was the sixth FIFA Women's World Cup competition, the world championship for women's national association football teams. It was held from 26 June to 17 July 2011 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in October 2007. Japan won the final against the United States on a penalty shoot-out following a 2–2 draw after extra time and became the first Asian team to win a senior FIFA World Cup.

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Abbreviation and Color Key:
Atlanta Beat - ATL • Boston Breakers - BOS • magicJack - mJ
Philadelphia Independence - PHI • Sky Blue FC - NJ • Western New York Flash - WNY
Win Loss Tie Home
ClubMatch
123456789101112131415161718
Atlanta Beat BOSNJWNYWNYmJPHINJmJPHImJBOSNJBOSPHImJPHIWNYWNY
1-41-02-23-02-01-23-04-00-02-30-01-02-00-10-01-00-22-0
Boston Breakers ATLWNYmJNJPHIWNYPHINJmJNJATLATLWNYPHImJWNYmJNJ
1-41-21-01-02-03-21-12-12-10-00-02-02-20-14-02-10-22-0
magicJack BOSPHIATLWNYATLBOSATLPHIPHINJWNYATLNJBOSNJBOSWNYPHI
1-02-12-03-04-02-12-36-03-12-23-10-00-24-03-20-21-22-1
Philadelphia Independence NJmJBOSATLBOSWNYATLWNYmJmJNJWNYATLNJBOSATLNJmJ
2-22-12-01-21-11-20-00-16-03-14-32-10-12-00-11-02-12-1
Sky Blue FC PHIATLBOSWNYATLBOSWNYBOSATLPHImJWNYPHImJWNYmJPHIBOS
2-21-01-03-13-02-12-20-01-04-32-20-22-00-21-43-22-12-0
Western New York Flash BOSATLATLNJBOSmJPHINJPHIPHINJmJBOSNJBOSATLmJATL
1-22-23-03-13-23-01-22-20-12-10-23-12-21-42-10-21-22-0

Standings

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Western New York Flash (A)1813324018+2242 2011 WPS Championship
2 Philadelphia Independence (A)1811343118+1336 2011 WPS Super Semifinal
3 magicJack (A)189272929028 [lower-alpha 1] 2011 WPS Playoffs
4 Boston Breakers (A)185491924519 [lower-alpha 2]
5 Sky Blue FC 185492429519 [lower-alpha 2]
6 Atlanta Beat 181413732257
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points, 2) goal difference, 3) head to head result.
(A) Advances to 2011 Women's Professional Soccer Playoffs.
Notes:
  1. magicJack were deducted a point for various league violations. [6]
  2. 1 2 BOS: 7 pts; SKY: 4 pt

Playoffs

 First Round
17 August 2011
Super Semifinal
20 August 2011
WPS Championship
27 August 2011
              
  1 Western New York Flash 1(5)
  2 Philadelphia Independence 2  2 Philadelphia Independence 1(4)
3 magicJack 3  3 magicJack 0 
4 Boston Breakers 1

Awards

Player of the Week

WeekPlayer of the WeekClubWeek's Statline
Week 1 Flag of the United States.svg Allie Long Sky Blue FC NJ 2-2 PHI [ permanent dead link ]
Week 2 Flag of the United States.svg Allison Lipsher Atlanta Beat 11 SVS, SHO
Week 3 [ permanent dead link ] Flag of the United States.svg Allison Lipsher Atlanta Beat 10 SVS
Week 4 [ permanent dead link ] Flag of Canada.svg Christine Sinclair Western New York Flash 2 G, GWG
Week 5 [ permanent dead link ] Flag of Brazil.svg Marta Western New York Flash 2 A, 1 G, GWA
Week 6 [ permanent dead link ] Flag of the United States.svg McCall Zerboni Western New York Flash 1 A, 2 G, GWG
Week 7 [ permanent dead link ] Flag of Sweden.svg Caroline Seger Western New York Flash 2 G
Week 8 [ permanent dead link ] Flag of the United States.svg Abby Wambach magicJack 3 G, GWG
Week 9 [ permanent dead link ] Flag of the United States.svg Meghan Klingenberg Boston Breakers 1 A, 1 G, GWG
Week 10 Flag of the United States.svg Alyssa Naeher Boston Breakers 6 SVS, SHO
Week 11 Flag of Spain.svg Verónica Boquete Philadelphia Independence 3 A, 1 G
Week 12 Flag of the United States.svg Casey Nogueira Sky Blue FC 1 G, GWG
Week 13 Flag of the United States.svg Natasha Kai Philadelphia Independence 3 G
1 G
Week 14 [ permanent dead link ] Flag of Spain.svg Verónica Boquete Philadelphia Independence 1 G
Week 15 [ permanent dead link ] Flag of Canada.svg Christine Sinclair Western New York Flash 1 A, 2 G, GWG
BOS 2-2 WNY
Week 16 [ permanent dead link ] Flag of Spain.svg Verónica Boquete Philadelphia Independence 1 G, GWG
1 G, GWG
Week 17 [ permanent dead link ] Flag of the United States.svg Abby Wambach magicJack 2 G
2 G, GWG
Week 18 [ permanent dead link ] Flag of the United States.svg Lauren Cheney Boston Breakers 2 G, GWG

Player of the Month

MonthPlayer of the MonthClubMonth's Statline
May Flag of the United States.svg McCall Zerboni Western New York Flash 2 G, 2 A in 5 games; Flash 5-0 in May
June
July

WPS Year End Awards

AwardPlayerClubNotes
Michelle Akers Player of the Year Flag of Spain.svg Verónica Boquete Philadelphia Independence Also earned league’s top honor as MVP
WPS Defender of the Year Flag of the United States.svg Whitney Engen Western New York Flash Started and played the full 90 in all but one game
US Coast Guard Goalkeeper of the Year Flag of the United States.svg Ashlyn Harris Western New York Flash Led the league in regular season goals per game average (1.00)
US Soccer Federation Rookie of the Year Flag of the United States.svg Christen Press magicJack First-ever hat trick scored by a rookie on July 30, 2011
WPS Coach of the Year Flag of England.svg Paul Riley Philadelphia Independence Led his team to a seven-game unbeaten streak and playoff final
Citi Sportswoman of the Year Flag of the United States.svg Nikki Krzysik Philadelphia Independence Team captain selected by her peers for exemplary leadership
PUMA Golden Boot (Top Scorer) Flag of Brazil.svg Marta Western New York Flash Scored ten goals, earning her third consecutive award

Source: 2011 WPS Year End Awards [7]

2011 WPS Best XI

PlayerPositionSquad
Ashlyn Harris Goalkeeper Western New York Flash
Whitney Engen *DefenseWestern New York Flash
Kia McNeill Defense Philadelphia Independence
Nikki Krzysik DefensePhiladelphia Independence
Ali Riley DefenseWestern New York Flash
Veronica Boquete *MidfieldPhiladelphia Independence
Caroline Seger MidfieldWestern New York Flash
Jen Buczkowski MidfieldPhiladelphia Independence
Christine Sinclair *ForwardWestern New York Flash
Marta ForwardWestern New York Flash
Abby Wambach Forward magicJack

* unanimous selection
Source: WPS Announces Best XI of 2011

Statistics

Scoring

Jordan Leigh Angeli is an American former soccer player from Lakewood, Colorado. She last played for the Western New York Flash in the National Women's Soccer League after a preseason trade with the Washington Spirit. Known for her versatility, Angeli originally debuted for the Santa Clara University women's soccer team as a defender, was moved to forward for Santa Clara in 2005, and played as a midfielder for the United States U-20 women's national soccer team at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship. She is currently an analyst for the Colorado Rapids radio network and a play-by-play commentator/analyst for the NWSL on go90.

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.

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).

Hat-tricks

PlayerForAgainstResultDateMinutes
Flag of the United States.svg Abby Wambach magicJackAtlanta 4–0 28 May 20119', 67', 89'
Flag of the United States.svg Natasha Kai PhiladelphiaSky Blue 4–3 6 July 20113', 38', 58'
Flag of the United States.svg Christen Press magicJackBoston 4–0 30 July 201136', 76', 83'
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals
  • 5 Player scored 5 goals

Discipline

Katherine Reynolds American professional soccer player

Katherine Reynolds is an American professional soccer player. She currently plays as a defender for the Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) in the USA. She previously played for the Philadelphia Independence and Atlanta Beat of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS), Western New York Flash and Washington Spirit of the NWSL, and Newcastle Jets in the Australian W-League, as well as the United States U-23 women's national soccer team.

Allison Whitworth is a former American football goalkeeper who last played for the Atlanta Beat of Women's Professional Soccer. Currently, Whitworth serves as head coach for the Spring Hill College women's soccer team in Mobile, Alabama.

Carli Lloyd American association football player

Carli Anne Lloyd is an American soccer player. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup champion, two-time FIFA Player of the Year, and a three-time Olympian. She currently plays for Sky Blue FC in the National Women's Soccer League and the United States women's national soccer team as a midfielder. Lloyd scored the gold medal-winning goals in the finals of the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics. She captained the United States to victory in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup as well as appeared in the 2007 and 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Streaks

Home Team Record

(Regular season only)

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