United States (Women) 2003

First Level

Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA)

Table:

 1.Boston Breakers      21  10  7  4  33-29  37  Qualified
 2.Atlanta Beat         21   9  8  4  34-19  35  Qualified
 3.San Diego Spirit     21   8  7  6  27-26  31  [3 2 0 1 4-4 6]  Qualified
 4.Washington Freedom   21   9  4  8  40-31  31  [3 1 0 2 4-4 3]  Qualified
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 5.New York Power       21   7  5  9  33-43  26
 6.San Jose CyberRays   21   7  4 10  23-30  25  [3 3 0 0 7-2 9]
 7.Carolina Courage     21   7  4 10  31-33  25  [3 0 0 3 2-7 0]
 8.Philadelphia Charge  21   5  5 11  30-40  20

NOTE: There is no relegation from the WUSA to lower-level leagues.  The top
      four teams qualify for a championship play-off.

[Apr 5]
Carolina      1-2  Washington
  [Birgit Prinz 6; Abby Wambach 44, Mia Hamm 59]
  [N.B. Hege Riise (Carolina) missed penalty kick 54]
Atlanta       5-0  New York
  [Kylie Bivens 18, Lindsey Jones 24og, Maribel Dominguez 48,
   Charmaine Hooper 80, Abby Crumpton 84]
San Diego     1-2  Boston
  [Christine Latham 89; Dagny Mellgren 8, Maren Meinert 68]
San Jose      1-0  Philadelphia
  [Katie Barnes 32]

[Apr 12]
Atlanta       6-0  Boston
  [Maribel Dominguez 36, 51, 67, Homare Sawa 40, 63, Abby Crumpton 90]
Washington    3-1  New York
  [Jacqui Little 39, 44, Mia Hamm 83pen; Jaclyn Raveia 45]

[Apr 19]
New York      0-2  San Diego
  [Shannon MacMillan 16, Julie Fleeting 28]
  [N.B. Julie Fleeting hit bar on penalty kick attempt 20]
Carolina      1-3  Boston
  [Birgit Prinz 74; Maren Meinert 6, Monica Gonzales 22, Dagny Mellgren 73]
San Jose      0-2  Washington
  [Mia Hamm 9pen, Lori Lindsey 45]

[Apr 26]
Washington    1-1  Atlanta
  [Kelly Golebiowski 68 (1-1); Maribel Dominguez 68 (0-1)]
  [N.B. Nikki Serlenga (Atlanta) penalty kick saved by Siri Mullinix 15]
Boston        3-1  Philadelphia
  [Maren Meinert 3, 51, Devvyn Hawkins 38; Melanie Hoffman 90pen]
Carolina      1-3  New York
  [Danielle Fotopoulos 66pen; Christie Welsh 10, Tiffeny Milbrett 42, 73]
[Apr 27]
San Diego     2-1  San Jose
  [Julie Fleeting 54, LaKeysia Beene 61og; Tisha Venturini-Hoch 49]

[[May 3]
Philadelphia  4-5  New York
  [Marinette Pichon 3, Stacey Tullock 23, Kelly Smith 38,
   Deliah Arrington 54; Justi Baumgardt 6, Tiffeny Milbrett 25pen,
   Christie Welsh 40, 85, Krista Davey 91]
Boston        1-1  San Diego
  [Dagny Mellgren 4; Julie Fleeting 62]
Atlanta       0-1  San Jose
  [Brandi Chastain 69]

[May 10]
Washington    4-1  Philadelphia
  [Abby Wambach 17, 19, 90, Mia Hamm 79pen; Jennifer Tietjen-Prozzo 33]
Atlanta       1-1  San Diego
  [Maribel Dominguez 75; Julie Fleeting 67]
New York      3-2  Boston
  [Christie Welsh 50, Joanne Peters 66, Krista Davey 89;
   Maren Meinert 13, 83]
San Jose      3-1  Carolina
  [Pretinha 53, Katia 65, Sissi 67; Venus James 90]

[May 17]
New York      1-2  Philadelphia
  [Joanne Peters 90; Marinette Pichon 60, 71]
Washington    2-5  Carolina
  [Lindsay Stoecker 25, Kelly Golebiowski 77; Danielle Fotopoulos 4, 39,
   Birgit Prinz 18, Nel Fettig 29, Danielle Borgman 75]
Atlanta       1-0  San Jose
  [Conny Pohlers 7]
  [N.B. Kylie Bivens (Atlanta) received second yellow card 36]
[May 18]
San Diego     1-1  Boston
  [Allie Sullivan 50, Dagny Mellgren 8]

[May 24]
Carolina      1-2  San Diego
  [Danielle Fotopoulos 76; Julie Foudy 45pen, Aly Wagner 78]
New York      0-4  Washington
  [Mia Hamm 8, 41pen, Lindsay Stoecker 44, Casey Zimny 89]
Philadelphia  0-2  San Jose
  [Pretinha 40, 61]
[May 25]
Boston        1-3  Atlanta
  [Dagny Mellgren 38; Charmaine Hooper 10, 33, Homare Sawa 68]

[May 31]
Boston        1-0  San Jose
  [Dagny Mellgren 83]
Philadelphia  2-2  Carolina
  [Marinette Pichon 13, 76; Birgit Prinz 44, Danielle Fotopoulos 84]
San Diego     1-1  Atlanta
  [Julie Foudy 84pen; Charmaine Hooper 5]
  [N.B.: Nancy Augustyniak (Atlanta) received red card 90]

[Jun 7]
Atlanta       1-2  Carolina
  [Maribel Dominguez 24; Danielle Fotopoulos 7pen, Birgit Prinz 11]
  [N.B.: Maribel Dominguez (Atlanta) missed penalty kick 65]
San Diego     1-2  Philadelphia
  [Julie Foudy 20pen; Marinette Pichon 9, Melanie Hoffmann 10]
[Jun 8]
Washington    1-3  Boston
  [Steffi Jones 49; Maren Meinert 6, 29, Mary-Frances Monroe 82]
  [N.B.: Red cards given to Skylar Little (Wash) 74, Angela Hucles (Bos) 74,
    Abby Wambach (Wash) 91]
San Jose      0-2  New York
  [Margaret Tietjen 63, Emily Janss 76]

[Jun 11]
Carolina      3-0  Washington
  [Danielle Fotopoulos 4, Birgit Prinz 67, 75]
New York      0-0  Philadelphia

[Jun 14]
Philadelphia  2-0  San Diego
  [Rhiannon Tanaka 12og, Marinette Pichon 31]
Carolina      0-0  Atlanta
New York      3-1  San Jose
  [Emily Janss 21, Christie Welsh 73, 91; Katie Antongiovanni 84]

[Jun 21]
San Diego     4-2  New York
  [Jaclyn Raveia 12og, Zhang Ouying 40, Julie Fleeting 62, 90;
   Emily Jans 36, Anita Rapp 68]
Boston        0-1  Carolina
  [Erin Baxter 35]
[Jun 22]
Atlanta       4-2  Philadelphia
  [Conny Pohlers 31, Cindy Parlow 43, 53, 64; Melanie Hoffmann 9,
   Marinette Pichon 45]
  [N.B.: Jenny Benson (Phil) received red card 85]
Washington    2-2  San Jose
  [Mia Hamm 35, Abby Wambach 44; Pretinha 32, 48]

[Jun 25]
Boston        2-1  New York
  [Christie Pearce 31og, Angela Hucles 67; Tammy Pearman 20]
San Jose      2-0  Carolina
  [Keri Sanchez 9, Betsy Barr 87]

[Jun 28]
Philadelphia  2-2  Boston
  [Marinette Pichon 25, 84; Dagny Mellgren 29, Ragnhild Gulbrandsen 88]
Atlanta       1-0  Washington
  [Charmaine Hooper 2]
New York      3-3  Carolina
  [Krista Davey 6, Heather Beem 50, Tiffeny Milbrett 56; Venus James 33,
   Danielle Borgman 85, Birgit Prinz 90]
[Jun 29]
San Diego     2-1  San Jose
  [Aly Wagner 45, Julie Fleeting 52; Sissi 6]
  [N.B. Joy Fawcett (SD) received red card 5; Pretinha (SJ) received second
   yellow card 45]

[Jul 2]
San Jose      2-2  San Diego
  [Katia 49, Sissi 78; Christine Latham 43, 90]
[Jul 3]
Boston        1-1  Washington
  [Heather Aldama 66; Lindsay Stoecker 66]
[Jul 4]
Carolina      3-2  Atlanta
  [Danielle Slaton 48, Venus James 53, Birgit Prinz 64; 
   Charmaine Hooper 8, 74]
[Jul 5]
New York      2-1  San Jose
  [Jaclyn Raveia 57, Cheryl Salisbury 60; Tisha Venturini-Hoch 86]
Philadelphia  1-1  San Diego
  [Stacey Tullock 90; Christine Latham 80]

[Jul 9]
Atlanta       2-0  San Diego
  [Nikki Serlenga 73, Abby Crumpton 90]
Washington    4-2  Philadelphia
  [Lindsey Stoecker 5, Abby Wambach 27, 30, Lori Lindsey 73;
   Melanie Hoffmann 8, Stacey Tullock 31]

[Jul 12]
Atlanta       2-1  Washington
  [Ifeoma Dieke 26, Jennifer Grubb 27; Conny Pohlers 49]
Carolina      1-2  New York
  [Erin Baxter 90; Anita Rapp 30, Cheryl Salisbury 37]
[Jul 13]
Boston        3-1  Philadelphia
  [Dagny Mellgren 16, 45, 65; Darci Borski 81]

[Jul 16]
Philadelphia  0-1  Atlanta
  [Conny Pohlers 31]
San Diego     2-1  Washington
  [Christine Latham 23, Julie Fleeting 35; Sandra Minnert 78]

[Jul 19]
Boston        0-0  Atlanta
Washington    2-0  New York
  [Abby Wambach 6, 80]
Carolina      1-0  San Diego
  [Nel Fettig 25]
[Jul 20]
San Jose      2-1  Philadelphia
  [Katia 41, Katie Barnes 61; Melanie Hoffmann 4]

[Jul 23]
Boston        2-2  Washington
  [Dagny Mellgren 40, Kristine Lilly 58pen; Jennifer Grubb 52, Abby Wambach
   85]
San Diego     1-1  New York
  [Julie Fleeting 58; Tiffeny Milbrett 4]

[Jul 26]
New York      1-1  Atlanta
  [Shannon Boxx 61; Charmaine Hooper 51]
Philadelphia  1-3  Carolina
  [Emily Burt 17; Birgit Prinz 28, Venus James 62, 83]
Washington    2-0  San Diego
  [Abby Wambach 40, Mia Hamm 90]
  [N.B. Jennifer Grubb (Washington) PK saved by Jaime Pagliarulo 59]
[Jul 27]
San Jose      1-1  Boston
  [Tisha Venturini-Hoch 48; Maren Meinert 64]

[Jul 30]
Carolina      1-2  San Jose
  [Danielle Slaton 48; Dianne Alagich 46, Katia 63]

[Aug 1]
New York      2-3  Boston
  [Cheryl Salisbury 46, Emily Janss 90 (2-3); Kristine Lilly 2,
   Dagny Mellgren 12, 90 (1-3)]
[Aug 2]
Washington    5-0  San Jose
  [Mia Hamm 41, 50, 55, Abby Wambach 76, 89]
Philadelphia  3-0  Atlanta
  [Marinette Pichon 20, 59, Emily Burt 50]
[Aug 3]
San Diego     1-0  Carolina
  [Julie Fleeting 32]

[Aug 6]
Boston        1-0  Carolina
  [Dagny Mellgren 79]
Philadelphia  2-0  Washington
  [Marinette Pichon 20, 53]
San Jose      1-1  Atlanta
  [Katia 25; Charmaine Hooper 10]

[Aug 9]
Carolina      1-1  Philadelphia
  [Birgit Prinz 9; Pavlina Scasna 13]
  [N.B. Kelly Smith (Phil) missed PK 90]
San Diego     2-1  Washington
  [Julie Fleeting 2, Jen Nielsen 58; Steffi Jones 48]
[Aug 10]
San Jose      0-1  Boston
  [Kristine Lilly 75pen]
Atlanta       1-1  New York
  [Charmaine Hooper 13; Margaret Tietjen 40]
  [N.B. Charmaine Hooper PK saved by Saskia Webber 45]

Table:

 1.Boston Breakers      21  10  7  4  33-29  37  Qualified
 2.Atlanta Beat         21   9  8  4  34-19  35  Qualified
 3.San Diego Spirit     21   8  7  6  27-26  31  [3 2 0 1 4-4 6]  Qualified
 4.Washington Freedom   21   9  4  8  40-31  31  [3 1 0 2 4-4 3]  Qualified
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 5.New York Power       21   7  5  9  33-43  26
 6.San Jose CyberRays   21   7  4 10  23-30  25  [3 3 0 0 7-2 9]
 7.Carolina Courage     21   7  4 10  31-33  25  [3 0 0 3 2-7 0]
 8.Philadelphia Charge  21   5  5 11  30-40  20

NOTE: There is no relegation from the WUSA to lower-level leagues.  The top
      four teams qualify for a championship play-off.


Playoffs

Semifinals
[Aug 16]
Boston        0-0  Washington  [asdet, 1-3 pen]
  [Penalty Kick Shootout: 
   Maren Meinert (Bos) miss; Jennifer Meier (Wash) made;
   Kristine Lilly (Bos) saved by Siri Mullinix; Jacqui Little (Wash) made;
   Dagny Mellgren (Bos) made; Mia Hamm (Wash) made; 
   Heather Aldama (Bos) saved by Siri Mullinix.]
[Aug 17]
Atlanta       2-1  San Diego   [asdet]
  [Conny Pohlers 90, Charmaine Hooper 94; Aly Wagner 39]

Final [Aug 24; Torero Stadium, San Diego]
Atlanta       1-2  Washington  [asdet]
  [Charmaine Hooper 45pen; Abby Wambach 7, 96]
Line-ups:
Atlanta - Brianna Scurry, Leslie Gaston, Nancy Augustyniak, Sharolta Nonen,
   Kylie Bivens, Cindy Parlow (Callie Withers 89), Marci Miller (Kristin
   Warren 65), Homare Sawa, Nikki Serlenga (Maribel Dominguez 46), Conny
   Pohlers
Washington - Siri Mullinix, Jennifer Grubb, Sandra Minnert, Carrie Moore,
   Jacqui Little, Kelly Golebiowski (Jennifer Meier 64), Steffi Jones,
   Lindsay Stoecker (Casey Zimney 70), Skylar Little, Abby Wambach, Mia Hamm
Yellow Cards:
Atlanta - Kylie Bivens 29, Kristin Warren 71, Charmaine Hooper 78
Washington - Abby Wambach 58, Jennifer Grubb 82
Red Card:
Atlanta - Nancy Augustyniak 94
Referee: Terry Vaughn
Referee's Assistants: Karalee Sutton, Dinesh Singh

Note: There are only fifteen minutes of sudden death extra time in a WUSA
  playoff match.

WUSA Postseason Awards
Most Valuable Player: Maren Meinert (Boston)
Defender of the Year: Joy Fawcett (San Diego)
Goalkeeper of the Year: Brianna Scurry (Atlanta)
Rookie of the Year: Christine Latham (San Diego)
Coach of the Year: Pia Sundhage (Boston)
Referee of the Year: Terry Vaughn
Team Fair Play Award: Philadelphia

All-WUSA First Team
GK: Brianna Scurry (Atlanta)
DF: Joy Fawcett (San Diego), Jennifer Grubb (Washington), Sharolta Nonen
    (Atlanta)
MF: Kristine Lilly (Boston), Shannon Boxx (New York), Mia Hamm (Washington),
    Homare Sawa (Atlanta)
FW: Maren Meinert (Boston), Dagny Mellgren (Boston), Abby Wambach
    (Washington)

Note: There are only fifteen minutes of sudden death extra time in a WUSA
  playoff match.


NB: there are two separate second level women leagues in the USA,
    the W-League and the WPSL.


W-League 
========

Notes:
[1] There is no relegation or promotion from the W-League to other leagues.
[2] Maryland Pride and Rhode Island Rays left the W-League for
the WPSL this season.
[3] The top two teams in each division qualify for the playoffs.  Hampton
  Roads, as host for the semifinals and finals, is seeded directly into the
  semifinals; should they finish in the top two in their division, the
  third-place side also qualifies for the playoffs.

Tables:

Team                            GP   W  D  L   GF-GA  Pts
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Northeast Division
1. New Jersey Lady Stallions    14  11  0  3   36-11   33  Playoffs
2. Long Island Lady Riders      14   9  0  5   35-21   27  Playoffs
3. New Jersey Wildcats          14   7  0  7   29-20   21
4. New York Magic               14   7  0  7   33-25   21
5. South Jersey Banshees        14   1  0 13    8-48    0 [*]
Northern Division
1. Boston Renegades             14  13  1  0   60- 5   40  Playoffs
2. Ottawa Fury                  14  11  1  2   61- 9   34  Playoffs
3. Toronto Inferno              14   6  1  7   32-31   19
4. New Hampshire Lady Phantoms  14   3  0 11   21-53    9
5. Rochester Ravens             14   0  1 13    4-96    1
WESTERN CONFERENCE
1. Vancouver Whitecaps Women    12  10  1  1   51-10   31  Playoffs
2. Seattle Sounders Select      12   8  1  3   35- 8   25  Playoffs
3. Denver Lady Cougars          12   6  2  4   36-23   20
4. Arizona Heatwave             12   6  0  6   21-24   18
5. Fort Collins Force           12   3  1  8   16-39   10
6. Mile High Mustangs           12   0  1 11    5-62    1
CENTRAL CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
1. Hampton Roads Piranhas       12  12  0  0   33- 5   36  Playoffs
2. Charlotte Lady Eagles        12   9  0  3   35-11   27  Playoffs
3. Northern Virginia Majestics  12   5  0  7   16-21   15  Playoffs
4. Asheville Splash             12   3  0  9   14-24    9
5. Greensboro Twisters          12   2  0 10    8-34    6
Midwest Division
1. Chicago Cobras               12  10  1  1   33- 8   31  Playoffs
2. Northern Kentucky TC Stars   12   5  2  5   16-21   17  Playoffs
3. Columbus Lady Shooting Stars 12   4  3  5   11-15   15
4. Cincinnati Ladyhawks         12   4  1  7   12-17   13
5. Windy City Bluez             12   3  1  8   18-29   10

[*] South Jersey penalized three points for forfeiting match at Toronto.


Results

[May 3]
South Jersey       0-7  New York
Hampton Roads      6-0  Greensboro

[May 9]
Charlotte          2-0  Greensboro
South Jersey       0-1  Long Island
[May 10]
New York           9-0  New Hampshire
Boston             1-0  NJ Lady Stallions
Greensboro         3-2  Asheville
Hampton Roads      2-1  Northern Virginia
[May 11]
Vancouver          1-3  Seattle

[May 16]
Charlotte          2-0  Asheville
Chicago            4-1  Windy City
[May 17]
NJ Lady Stallions  0-4  Boston
NJ Wildcats        1-2  New York
Asheville          0-1  Charlotte
Northern Kentucky  1-1  Columbus
Long Island        6-0  Rochester
Vancouver          2-0  Arizona
[May 18]
Seattle            3-0  Arizona
Windy City         0-3  Chicago

[May 23]
Chicago            1-2  Northern Kentucky
[May 24]
New York           2-4  NJ Lady Stallions
Asheville          2-3  Northern Virginia
Rochester          2-4  Long Island
Boston             7-0  South Jersey
Mile High          1-7  Denver
[May 25]
Windy City         1-3  Northern Kentucky
New Hampshire      2-1  South Jersey
NJ Wildcats        0-3  Ottawa
Seattle            1-2  Vancouver

[May 28]
Greensboro         0-5  Charlotte
[May 29]
Fort Collins       3-0  Mile High
[May 30]
South Jersey       2-5  Toronto
Chicago            6-2  Windy City
[May 31]
Windy City         0-2  Cincinnati
New Hampshire      0-2  New York
Charlotte          3-0  Northern Virginia
Asheville          1-4  Hampton Roads
Long Island        0-3  NJ Lady Stallions
[Jun 1]
Chicago            4-0  Cincinnati
Ottawa            18-0  Rochester
NJ Wildcats        0-1  Toronto
Boston             8-0  New Hampshire
Northern Kentucky  0-0  Columbus

[Jun 6]
Charlotte          1-2  Hampton Roads
Cincinnati         3-2  Northern Kentucky
Toronto           10-0  Rochester
South Jersey       0-3  NJ Lady Stallions
[Jun 7]
NJ Lady Stallions  4-0  New Hampshire
Windy City         3-2  Columbus
Asheville          1-3  Hampton Roads
Seattle            0-1  Vancouver
Cincinnati         0-1  Chicago
Long Island        2-0  NJ Wildcats
Arizona            4-0  Denver
[Jun 8]
Ottawa             0-1  Boston

[Jun 10]
Fort Collins       4-3  Denver
[Jun 13]
Cincinnati         2-0  Columbus
New Hampshire      7-0  Rochester
Hampton Roads      3-0  Charlotte
Arizona            2-3  Seattle
[Jun 14]
New York           4-1  Toronto
NJ Wildcats        3-2  Long Island
NJ Lady Stallions  1-0  Ottawa
Northern Virginia  2-4  Charlotte
Boston             6-0  Rochester
Denver             4-1  Mile High
[Jun 15]
Chicago            4-0  Northern Kentucky
Fort Collins       1-3  Seattle
Columbus           1-0  Windy City
South Jersey       0-3  Ottawa

[Jun 17]
Mile High          0-9  Seattle
[Jun 18]
Denver             0-0  Seattle
[Jun 19]
Arizona            1-0  Fort Collins
[Jun 20]
Northern Virginia  ppd  Asheville
Northern Kentucky  2-1  Cincinnati
NJ Wildcats        2-1  South Jersey
Fort Collins       0-7  Charlotte
  [The match is official for Charlotte only.]
[Jun 21]
Ottawa             6-0  Toronto
Rochester          1-2  New York
Long Island        0-1  Boston
Hampton Roads      2-0  Asheville
Denver             3-3  Vancouver
Arizona            2-1  Charlotte
[Jun 22]
Ottawa             3-0  New York
Toronto            w/o  South Jersey
  [South Jersey did not appear; Toronto awarded 1-0 victory.]
Northern Virginia  ppd  Greensboro
Columbus           0-2  Chicago
Mile High          0-10 Vancouver

[Jun 24]
Fort Collins       1-7  Vancouver
[Jun 25]
New Hampshire      2-4  Boston
[Jun 26]
Arizona            0-5  Vancouver
[Jun 27]
Rochester          0-6  Ottawa
NJ Lady Stallions  1-0  New York
Hampton Roads      1-0  Chicago
  [This match is official for Hampton Roads only.]
[Jun 28]
Northern Virginia  0-1  Chicago
  [This match is official for Northern Virginia only.]
Asheville          1-0  Greensboro
Toronto            1-2  Ottawa
Boston             3-0  NJ Wildcats
Long Island        3-1  New Hampshire
Fort Collins       3-4  Denver
[Jun 29]
Columbus           2-2  Windy City
NJ Lady Stallions  3-0  South Jersey
Vancouver          1-0  Seattle

[Jul 3]
Denver             3-2  Arizona
[Jul 4]
Cincinnati         0-1  Columbus
Toronto            5-0  New Hampshire
[Jul 5]
Windy City         0-2  Cincinnati
New York           0-4  Boston
NJ Wildcats        3-0  South Jersey
Ottawa             5-1  Long Island
Rochester          0-4  New Hampshire
Hampton Roads      1-0  Northern Virginia
Fort Collins       0-3  Arizona
[Jul 6]
Toronto            3-4  Long Island
Windy City         4-1  Northern Kentucky
Mile High          0-2  Arizona

[Jul 11]
Charlotte          5-1  Arizona
Northern Kentucky  1-0  Cincinnati
Boston             1-1  Ottawa
Mile High          1-4  Fort Collins
[Jul 12]
New York           1-3  Long Island
Asheville          2-1  Arizona
  [The match is official only for Asheville.]
Columbus           2-1  Cincinnati
NJ Lady Stallions  3-2  NJ Wildcats
New Hampshire      3-4  Ottawa
Greensboro         1-3  Hampton Roads
Rochester          1-1  Toronto
Vancouver          3-2  Denver
[Jul 13]
Northern Kentucky  3-2  Windy City
Greensboro         1-2  Northern Virginia
Seattle            3-0  Denver
South Jersey       1-4  New York

[Jul 15]
Mile High          0-0  Fort Collins
[Jul 16]
Northern Virginia  2-0  Greensboro
NJ Wildcats        2-1  NJ Lady Stallions
[Jul 18]
Northern Kentucky  1-3  Chicago
New Hampshire      1-2  Toronto
South Jersey       3-0  Rochester
Charlotte          4-1  Greensboro
[Jul 19]
Boston             5-2  Toronto
NJ Wildcats        9-0  Rochester
Greensboro         1-0  Asheville
Northern Virginia  0-1  Hampton Roads
Seattle            5-0  Mile High
Cincinnati         1-1  Chicago
Long Island        7-0  South Jersey
[Jul 20]
Ottawa             8-1  New Hampshire
Columbus           1-0  Northern Kentucky
NJ Lady Stallions  2-0  Long Island
Vancouver          9-0  Mile High

[Jul 22]
Denver             5-0  Fort Collins
[Jul 24]
NJ Wildcats        4-0  New York
Denver             5-0  Mile High
[Jul 25]
Cincinnati         0-3  Windy City
Northern Virginia  2-1  Greensboro
Chicago            1-0  Columbus
Vancouver          7-0  Fort Collins
[Jul 26]
New Hampshire      0-3  NJ Wildcats
Northern Virginia  3-0  Asheville
Rochester          0-8  NJ Lady Stallions
Seattle            5-0  Fort Collins
Toronto            0-3  Boston
Long Island        2-0  New York
Hampton Roads      5-0  Greensboro
Arizona            4-2  Mile High
[Jul 27]
Rochester          0-12 Boston
Ottawa             2-0  NJ Wildcats
Toronto            0-3  NJ Lady Stallions
Northern Virginia  1-5  Asheville
Columbus           1-3  Chicago

Tables:

Team                            GP   W  D  L   GF-GA  Pts
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Northeast Division
1. New Jersey Lady Stallions    14  11  0  3   36-11   33  Playoffs
2. Long Island Lady Riders      14   9  0  5   35-21   27  Playoffs
3. New Jersey Wildcats          14   7  0  7   29-20   21
4. New York Magic               14   7  0  7   33-25   21
5. South Jersey Banshees        14   1  0 13    8-48    0 [*]
Northern Division
1. Boston Renegades             14  13  1  0   60- 5   40  Playoffs
2. Ottawa Fury                  14  11  1  2   61- 9   34  Playoffs
3. Toronto Inferno              14   6  1  7   32-31   19
4. New Hampshire Lady Phantoms  14   3  0 11   21-53    9
5. Rochester Ravens             14   0  1 13    4-96    1
WESTERN CONFERENCE
1. Vancouver Whitecaps Women    12  10  1  1   51-10   31  Playoffs
2. Seattle Sounders Select      12   8  1  3   35- 8   25  Playoffs
3. Denver Lady Cougars          12   6  2  4   36-23   20
4. Arizona Heatwave             12   6  0  6   21-24   18
5. Fort Collins Force           12   3  1  8   16-39   10
6. Mile High Mustangs           12   0  1 11    5-62    1
CENTRAL CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
1. Hampton Roads Piranhas       12  12  0  0   33- 5   36  Playoffs
2. Charlotte Lady Eagles        12   9  0  3   35-11   27  Playoffs
3. Northern Virginia Majestics  12   5  0  7   16-21   15  Playoffs
4. Asheville Splash             12   3  0  9   14-24    9
5. Greensboro Twisters          12   2  0 10    8-34    6
Midwest Division
1. Chicago Cobras               12  10  1  1   33- 8   31  Playoffs
2. Northern Kentucky TC Stars   12   5  2  5   16-21   17  Playoffs
3. Columbus Lady Shooting Stars 12   4  3  5   11-15   15
4. Cincinnati Ladyhawks         12   4  1  7   12-17   13
5. Windy City Bluez             12   3  1  8   18-29   10

[*] South Jersey penalized three points for forfeiting match at Toronto.

Playoffs

Northern Division final
[Jul 30]
Boston              2-3 Ottawa

Northeast Division final
[Jul 31]
NJ Lady Stallions   4-2 Long Island

Atlantic Division final
[Jul 31]
Charlotte           4-1 Northern Virginia

Midwest Division final
[Jul 31]
Chicago             9-1 Northern Kentucky

Western Conference final
[Aug 2]
Vancouver           2-2 Seattle  [asdet]
  [Seattle advanced on PKs, 3-1.]

Eastern Conference final
[Aug 3]
Ottawa              4-2 NJ Lady Stallions

Central Conference final
[Aug 3]
Chicago             3-1 Charlotte

Semifinals
[Aug 8, at Virginia Beach]
Hampton Roads       4-1 Seattle
Chicago             3-0 Ottawa

Third Place
[Aug 10, at Virginia Beach]
Seattle             4-1 Ottawa

Finals
[Aug 10, at Virginia Beach]
Hampton Roads       1-0 Chicago  [asdet]
  [Mercy Akide 96]



Women's Premier Soccer League 2003 
==================================

Notes:
[1] There is no promotion from the WPSL to the WUSA, and teams cannot
    be relegated from the WPSL.
[2] The Maryland Pepsi Pride and Rhode Island Rays joined from the
    W-League; the New England Mutiny used to be known as the Springfield
    Sirens, and played in the W-League in 2001.
[3] Chico Quest changed its name to San Joaquin Valley Quest.

Table:
North Division
1. California Storm          14  9  5  0  44-16   32  Playoffs
2. Utah Spiders              14  9  2  3  37-18   29  Playoffs
3. East Bay Power            14  9  0  5  29-23   27
4. Elk Grove Pride           14  6  1  7  32-35   19
5. San Francisco Nighthawks  14  2  2 10  18-35    8
6. San Joaquin Valley Quest  14  0  1 13   9-57   -2 [*]
South Division
1. Ajax Southern California  14 10  1  3  37-12   31  Playoffs
2. Denver Diamonds           14  8  4  2  44-18   28
3. Sonoran Thunder           14  6  3  5  33-23   24
4. San Diego WFC             14  5  3  6  34-33   17
East Division
1. New England Mutiny         8  7  0  1  28- 5   21 [2 0 1 3-3 6] Playoffs
2. Maryland Pepsi Pride       9  7  0  2  31- 6   21 [1 0 2 3-3 3]
3. Rhode Island Rays          8  2  0  6   5-23    6
4. New York Vendaval          9  1  0  8   5-35    0
Provisional Division
1. Northern California Blues  7  2  0  5   9-19    6
2. Lady Arizona Sahuaros      5  1  0  4   6-23    3
3. Houston Tornados           0  0  0  0   0- 0    0
4. SWC Houston Stars          6  0  0  6   2-34   -3 [*]

[*] San Joaquin Valley penalized 3 points for forfeiting match at Utah;
Houston Stars penalized 3 points for forfeiting match at Denver.

Winners of the North, South, and East divisions, as well as the best
second-placed team from the North and South divisions, qualify for
the WPSL playoffs.


Results

[May 3]
Elk Grove        0-2  California
[May 4]
Ajax             5-0  San Diego
San Francisco    1-2  Elk Grove
California       6-0  Chico (San Joaquin)

[May 10]
Elk Grove        3-3  San Diego
New York         0-3  New England
Sonoran Thunder  2-2  Utah
  [N.B. This match was delayed one hour, and ended after the 80th minute
   due to darkness.]
California       3-2  Ajax
Arizona          3-1  Houston Stars
[May 11]
Sonoran Thunder  8-0  Houston Stars
California       1-1  San Diego

[May 17]
San Diego        4-2  Sonoran Thunder
Elk Grove        3-1  Utah
Ajax             1-0  San Joaquin
[May 18]
San Francisco    1-4  California
San Diego        1-0  San Joaquin
Ajax             2-1  Sonoran Thunder

[May 24]
Ajax             0-0  Denver
Elk Grove        1-2  Sonoran Thunder
Utah             3-1  Arizona
[May 25]
San Diego        1-4  Denver
N. California    0-2  Sonoran Thunder
East Bay         2-0  Elk Grove
[May 26]
San Diego        2-2  Denver

[May 30]
Houston Stars    0-6  Denver
[May 31]
New York         ppd  Rhode Island
California       1-1  San Francisco
East Bay         1-3  Denver
San Joaquin      1-7  Sonoran Thunder
New England      0-2  Maryland
[Jun 1]
San Joaquin      3-3  Denver
East Bay         3-1  Sonoran Thunder
Rhode Island     ppd  Maryland
  [The clubs later agreed to make the result of the Jul 19 match count
   as the result of this match, as they were unable to reschedule it later.]

[Jun 7]
N. California    4-0  San Joaquin
East Bay         3-0  San Francisco
Denver           7-1  San Diego
New England     10-0  New York
Utah             0-4  California
[Jun 8]
Sonoran Thunder  8-0  Arizona
  [Exhibition match; does not count in standings for Sonoran Thunder.]
East Bay         4-1  San Joaquin
Denver           4-0  Ajax

[Jun 13]
Utah             2-1  San Francisco
[Jun 14]
Rhode Island     3-0  New York
Sonoran Thunder  2-0  Denver
San Diego        2-4  Elk Grove
Ajax             5-0  East Bay
[Jun 15]
Rhode Island     0-5  Maryland
Ajax             3-1  Elk Grove

[Jun 21]
Ajax             8-0  Houston Stars
N. California    4-2  San Francisco
New York         0-1  Rhode Island
East Bay         1-3  California
Maryland         0-1  New England
San Joaquin      1-8  Utah
Arizona          1-5  Sonoran Thunder
  [Exhibition game; does not count in standings for Sonoran Thunder.]
[Jun 22]
San Diego        8-1  Houston Stars
N. California    0-2  East Bay
San Francisco    1-4  Utah
Sonoran Thunder  0-3  Ajax
San Joaquin      1-4  California

[Jun 27]
Utah             3-0  East Bay
[Jun 28]
San Diego        0-1  Ajax
Utah             w/o  San Joaquin
  [Utah awarded a 1-0 win; San Joaquin penalized 3 points]
Sonoran Thunder  2-2  San Francisco
Maryland         6-1  New York
Arizona          1-6  California
[Jun 29]
Sonoran Thunder  2-2  California
New England      2-0  Rhode Island

[Jul 4]
Denver           0-2  Utah
[Jul 5]
N. California    0-5  Ajax
San Francisco    2-5  San Diego
Elk Grove        1-4  East Bay
[Jul 6]
California       3-1  East Bay
San Joaquin      1-3  Elk Grove
San Francisco    0-2  Ajax
N. California    0-6  San Diego

[Jul 11]
New England      5-1  Rhode Island
Utah             5-1  Elk Grove
[Jul 12]
Maryland         3-0  New York
San Joaquin      0-3  San Francisco
Sonoran Thunder  1-0  San Diego
Denver           3-3  California
Utah             3-0  Ajax
[Jul 13]
San Francisco    2-1  N. California
San Joaquin      0-3  East Bay
New York         2-4  Maryland
Denver           8-2  Elk Grove

[Jul 19]
New England      5-1  New York
San Francisco    2-3  East Bay
Maryland         5-0  Rhode Island
  [The match counts double in the league standings, as the clubs involved
   could not reschedule their Jun 1 match.]
Elk Grove        9-1  San Joaquin
Denver           3-1  Sonoran Thunder
California       2-2  Utah
[Jul 20]
Maryland         1-2  New England
Elk Grove        2-0  San Francisco
East Bay         2-1  Utah
Denver           w/o  Houston Stars
  [Denver awarded a 1-0 victory.]
[Jul 22]
Rhode Island     ppd  New England
  [Match postponed due to lightning.  It was later cancelled as New
   England qualified for the WPSL playoffs.]

[Jul 26]
New York         1-0  Rhode Island

Table:
North Division
1. California Storm          14  9  5  0  44-16   32  Playoffs
2. Utah Spiders              14  9  2  3  37-18   29  Playoffs
3. East Bay Power            14  9  0  5  29-23   27
4. Elk Grove Pride           14  6  1  7  32-35   19
5. San Francisco Nighthawks  14  2  2 10  18-35    8
6. San Joaquin Valley Quest  14  0  1 13   9-57   -2 [*]
South Division
1. Ajax Southern California  14 10  1  3  37-12   31  Playoffs
2. Denver Diamonds           14  8  4  2  44-18   28
3. Sonoran Thunder           14  6  3  5  33-23   24
4. San Diego WFC             14  5  3  6  34-33   17
East Division
1. New England Mutiny         8  7  0  1  28- 5   21 [2 0 1 3-3 6] Playoffs
2. Maryland Pepsi Pride       9  7  0  2  31- 6   21 [1 0 2 3-3 3]
3. Rhode Island Rays          8  2  0  6   5-23    6
4. New York Vendaval          9  1  0  8   5-35    0
Provisional Division
1. Northern California Blues  7  2  0  5   9-19    6
2. Lady Arizona Sahuaros      5  1  0  4   6-23    3
3. Houston Tornados           0  0  0  0   0- 0    0
4. SWC Houston Stars          6  0  0  6   2-34   -3 [*]

[*] San Joaquin Valley penalized 3 points for forfeiting match at Utah;
Houston Stars penalized 3 points for forfeiting match at Denver.

Winners of the North, South, and East divisions, as well as the best
second-placed team from the North and South divisions, qualify for
the WPSL playoffs.


Playoffs

All matches were played at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco.

Semifinals [Jul 26]
California   3-1  New England
Ajax         1-3  Utah

Final [Jul 27]
California   1-2  Utah
  [Stacie Alberico 74; Amber Brower 14, Sara Reading 90]


2002

2005


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