Womens Professional Soccer
The Womens Proffessional Soccer 2009 season concluded with an a thrilling curtain closer for the All-Star Game trophy between WPS All Stars and Swedish Champions Umeå IK. Madelaine Edlund put Umeå ahead in the second minute of the game, and Sofia Jakobsson increased the lead to 2-0 before goals from Tina Ellertson, Marta, and Christine Sinclair (2) won the game for the All-Stars.
New Jersey Sky Blue were crowned as Inaugural WPS Champions, beating the Regular Season Champions Los Angeles Sol in the final by 1-0 after an exciting week of play-offs.
The WPS Play-Offs had began on Saturday August 15th 2009.
After an exciting final weekend of the regular season, where Los Angeles Sol won the regular season title, the outright winner of the inaugaral Women's Professional Soccer Season was decided over just 7 days.
Washington Freedom, Sky Blue FC, Saint Louis Athletica and Los Angeles Sol, were all hoping to become the first WPS Champions.
Washington Freedom booked their place in the play-offs on the final game by beating Sky Blue FC 3-1
With the Boston Breakers losing to Los Angeles Sol, Sky Blue made up the final place.
Here is the final league table of 2009 and the Play-Off fixtures, updated with results.
# Team MP W D L F A GD P
1 Los Angeles Sol 20 12 5 3 27 10 +17 41
2 St. Louis Athletica 20 10 4 6 19 15 +4 34
3 Washingyton Freedom 20 8 5 7 32 32 +0 29
4 New Jersey Sky Blue 20 7 5 8 19 20 -1 26
5 Boston Breakers 20 7 4 9 18 20 -2 25
6 Chicago Red Stars 20 5 5 10 18 25 -7 20
7 FC Gold Pride 20 4 6 10 17 28 -11 18
Play-Offs, First Round - Saturday, August 15, 2009 (Maryland SoccerPlex, Germantown, MD) 4pm ET
Washington Freedom v Sky Blue FC 1-2
NJ: Natasha Kai 56'
WSH: Lisa De Vanna 79'
NJ: Francielle 85'
Play-Offs, Super Semifinal - Wednesday, August 19, 2009 (Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park, Fenton, MO) 7pm
Saint Louis Athletica v New Jersey Sky Blue 0-1
Goals: Keeley Dowling 31'
Play-Offs, WPS Championship FINAL - Saturday, August 22, 2009 (Home Depot Center, Carson, CA) 4pm ET
Los Angeles Sol v Sky Blue FC 0-1
Goals: Heather O'Reilly 17'
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