|Top goalscorer||Kátia (15)|
The 2002 Women's United Soccer Association season was the second season for WUSA, the top level professional women's soccer league in the United States. The regular season began on April 13 and ended on August 11. The playoffs began on August 17, with the championship match between played on August 24 between the Carolina Courage and the Washington Freedom.
Changes from 2001
Prior to the season the Bay Area CyberRays, the champions in the previous season, changed their name to the San Jose CyberRays
The WUSA All-Star game was played for the first time after the completion of the 2002 season, with the South squad defeating the North 6-1 in front of 14,208 spectators at PGE Park in Portland, Oregon. Rookie Abby Wambach of the Washington Freedom was awarded the game MVP after scoring twice.
- The regular season began on April 13 and ended on August 11.
- Each team played a total of 21 games, three against each opponent (either twice at home and once away or vice versa). This caused an uneven schedule with teams hosting either 10 or 11 home games each.
- The four teams with the most points from the regular season qualified for the playoffs. The regular season champions and runners-up hosted the fourth- and third-placed teams, respectively, in the single-game semifinals on August 17. The winners of the semifinals met at Herndon Stadium for the final on August 24.
|1||Carolina Courage||21||12||4||5||40||30||+10||40||Regular Season Championship|
|2||Philadelphia Charge||21||11||6||4||36||22||+14||39||Qualification to play-offs|
|5||San Jose CyberRays||21||8||5||8||34||30||+4||29|
|7||San Diego Spirit||21||5||5||11||28||42||−14||20|
|8||New York Power||21||3||1||17||31||62||−31||10|
|August 17, 2002 Semi-Finals||Carolina Courage||2–1 (a.e.t.)||Atlanta Beat||Cary, North Carolina|
|Fotopoulos 89' (pen.)
|Report||Serlenga 28' (pen.)||Stadium: SAS Stadium|
Referee: Misail Tsapos
|August 17, 2002 Semi-Finals||Philadelphia Charge||0–1||Washington Freedom||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Report||Gerardo 80'||Stadium: Villanova Stadium|
Referee: Sandra Hunt
Founders Cup II
|August 24, 2002 Founders Cup||Carolina Courage||3–2||Washington Freedom||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Report||Fotopoulos 31' (o.g.)
|Stadium: Herndon Stadium|
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
|Most Valuable Player||Marinette Pichon||Philadelphia Charge|
|Offensive Player of the Year||Marinette Pichon||Philadelphia Charge|
|Defensive Player of the Year||Danielle Slaton||Carolina Courage|
|Goalkeeper of the Year||Kristin Luckenbill||Carolina Courage|
|Rookie of the Year||Abby Wambach||Washington Freedom|
|Coach of the Year||Mark Krikorian||Philadelphia Charge|
|Humanitarian Award||Sissi||San Jose CyberRays|
|Team Community Service Award||Boston Breakers|
|Team Fair Play Award||Boston Breakers|
|Referee of the Year||Kari Seitz|
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