USA - Women's United Soccer Association


The Women's United Soccer Association is the first Division 1 professional soccer league in the United States. Situated in the most powerful Women's soccer nation, the league boasts a wealth of talent, including nearly all of the USA National Team roster as well as the cream of the crop of international stars, It's initial rosters included nearly all of the National team Players, as well as top stars from the other major nations. The league folded after 2003, but there was movement underway to re-establish the league in a different form for the following season. Their official web page is at http://www.wusa.com.


Scoring system:  3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.

                 Final league Standings and Playoff results

                                   2001

                            GP   W   D   L   GF  GA  PTS

Atlanta Beat                21  10   7   4   31  21   37
Bay Area CyberRays          21  11   4   6   27  23   37
New York Power              21   9   5   7   30  25   32
Philadelphia Charge         21   9   4   8   35  28   31
San Diego Spirit            21   7   7   7   29  28   28
Boston Breakers             21   8   3  10   29  35   27
Washington Freedom          21   6   3  12   26  35   21
Carolina Courage            21   6   3  12   28  40   21

Semifinals:     Bay Area defeated New York, 3-2
                Atlanta defeated Philadelphia, 3-2
FOUNDERS' CUP:  Bay Area defeated Atlanta 3-3 (4-2 PK)


                                  2002

Before the season, Bay Area became San Jose.

                            GP   W   L   D   GF  GA  PTS
Carolina Courage            21  12   5   4   40  30   40
Philadelphia Charge         21  11   4   6   36  22   39
Washington Freedom          21  11   5   5   40  29   38
Atlanta Beat                21  11   9   1   34  29   34
San Jose CyberRays          21   8   8   5   34  30   29
Boston Breakers             21   6   8   7   36  35   29
San Diego Spirit            21   5  11   5   28  42   20
New York Power              21   3  17   1   31  62   10

Semifinals:     Washington defeated Philadelphia 1-0
                Carolina defeated Atlanta 2-1
FOUNDERS' CUP:  Carolina defeated Washington 3-2


                                   2003

                            GP   W   L   D   GF  GA  PTS
Boston Breakers             21  10   4   7   33  29  37
Atlanta Beat                21   9   4   8   34  19  35
San Diego Spirit            21   8   6   7   27  26  31
Washington Freedom          21   9   8   4   40  31  31
New York Power              21   7   9   5   33  43  26
San Jose CyberRays          21   7  10   4   23  30  25
Carolina Courage            21   7  10   4   31  33  25
Philadelphia Charge         21   5  11   5   30  40  20

Semifinals:      Washington defeated Boston 0-0 (3-1 PK)
                 Atlanta defeated San Diego, 2-1
FOUNDER'S CUP:   Washington defeated Atlanta 2-1


All-Time Tables

The Cyberrays played 2000 as Bay Area Cyberrays, since 2001 as 
San Jose Cyberrays

Explanations
Sea:  number of seasons played
G:    Games
W:    Wins
D/SW: Draws/shoot-out wins
SL:   Shoot-out loses
L:    Loses
GD:   goal difference
P+    points actually obtained
P%    success percentage

Regular Stage Records 
Team                      Sea   G  W  D  L  GF  GA  GD   P+   P%
Atlanta Beat                3  63 30 16 17  99  69  30  106 0,603
Bay Area/San Jose Cyberrays 3  63 26 13 24  84  83   1   91 0,516
Philadelphia Charge         3  63 25 15 23 101  90  11   90 0,516
Washington Freedom          3  63 26 12 25 106  95  11   90 0,508
Boston Breakers             3  63 24 17 22  98  99  -1   89 0,516
Carolina Courage            3  63 25 11 27  99 103  -4   86 0,484
San Diego Spirit            3  63 20 19 24  84  96 -12   79 0,468
New York Power              3  63 19 11 33  94 130 -36   68 0,389

Regular Stage Final Placings 
Team                      Sea. 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8
Atlanta Beat                3  1  1     1            
Boston Breakers             3  1              2      
Carolina Courage            3  1                 1  1
Philadelphia Charge         3     1     1           1
Bay Area/San Jose Cyberrays 3     1        1  1      
Washington Freedom          3        1  1        1   
San Diego Spirit            3        1     1     1   
New York Power              3        1     1        1

Play-Off Records 
PO: number of play-offs played
C:  Champions

R:  Runners-Up
SF: Semifinalists
G:  Games
W:  Wins
D:  Draws
L:  Loses
P%  success percentage

Team                       PO  C  R SF   G  W  D  L  P%
Washington Freedom          2  1  1  0   4  2  1  1 0,625
Carolina Courage            1  1  0  0   2  2  0  0 1,000
Bay Area/San Jose Cyberrays 1  1  0  0   2  1  1  0 0,750
Atlanta Beat                3  0  2  1   5  2  1  2 0,500
Philadelphia Charge         2  0  0  2   2  0  0  2 0,000
Boston Breakers             1  0  0  1   1  0  1  0 0,500
New York Power              1  0  0  1   1  0  0  1 0,000
San Diego Spirit            1  0  0  1   1  0  0  1 0,000


About this document

All-time tables thanks to Markus Schaal (markus.schaal74@t-online.de)

Prepared and maintained by David A. Litterer for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: David A. Litterer (spectrum@sover.net)
Last updated: 5 Dec 2004

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