|Champions||Sky Blue FC|
|Top goalscorer||Marta (10)|
|Highest attendance||16,089 Washington Freedom v SkyBlue FC|
|Lowest attendance||1,878 Sky Blue FC v Boston Breakers|
The 2009 Women's Professional Soccer season served as the inaugural season for WPS, the top level professional women's soccer league in the United States. The regular season began on March 29 and ended on August 9, with the postseason being held between August 15 and 21.
- 1 Competition format
- 2 Standings
- 3 Playoffs
- 4 Leaders
- 5 Awards
- 6 Statistics
- 7 Related Competitions
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
- The season began on March 29 and will end on August 9.
- Each team played a total of 20 games that are evenly divided between home and away games. Under the following format, each team will play every other team three times either twice at home and once away or once at home and twice away, for a total of 18 games. The remaining two games will be played against two other teams, one at home and one away.
- The four teams with the most points from the regular season qualified for the playoffs. The third-placed and fourth-placed regular season finishers played each other in the single-match First Round. The winner of the First Round then faced the second-placed regular season finisher in the Super Semifinal, with the winner facing the first-placed regular season finisher in the WPS Final.
|Abbreviation and Color Key:|
Boston Breakers – BOS • Chicago Red Stars – CHI • FC Gold Pride – BAY • Los Angeles Sol – LA
Saint Louis Athletica – STL • Sky Blue FC – NJ • Washington Freedom – WSH
• • •
|Chicago Red Stars||STL||WSH||NJ||BOS||NJ||BAY||STL||LA||BAY||WSH||NJ||BOS||LA||WSH||BAY||BOS||NJ||WSH||LA||STL|
|FC Gold Pride||BOS||NJ||LA||WSH||NJ||STL||CHI||LA||WSH||CHI||BOS||LA||STL||CHI||BOS||LA||STL||WSH||NJ||STL|
|Los Angeles Sol||WSH||NJ||BAY||STL||BOS||BOS||NJ||BAY||STL||CHI||WSH||NJ||BAY||STL||CHI||WSH||STL||BAY||CHI||BOS|
|Saint Louis Athletica||CHI||BOS||LA||WSH||BAY||CHI||LA||NJ||BOS||WSH||LA||NJ||BAY||LA||WSH||NJ||BAY||BOS||CHI||BAY|
|Sky Blue FC||LA||BAY||CHI||BAY||CHI||LA||WSH||BOS||STL||LA||CHI||STL||BOS||BOS||WSH||CHI||STL||BOS||BAY||WSH|
Blue denotes team has clinched regular season championship.
Green denotes team has spot in 2009 Women's Professional Soccer Playoffs.
|1||Los Angeles Sol||20||12||3||5||27||10||+17||41|
|2||Saint Louis Athletica||20||10||6||4||19||15||+4||34|
|4||Sky Blue FC||20||7||8||5||19||20||−1||26|
|6||Chicago Red Stars||20||5||10||5||18||25||−7||20|
|7||FC Gold Pride||20||4||10||6||17||28||−11||18|
|First Round||Super Semifinal||WPS Final|
|1||Los Angeles Sol||0|
|2||Saint Louis Athletica||0||4||Sky Blue FC||1|
|3||Washington Freedom||1||4||Sky Blue FC||1|
|4||Sky Blue FC||2|
This article needs to be updated. In particular: it still lacks end-of-season statistics and updated league leaders.March 2019)(
 Last updated: August 4, 2009
270+ MINS only
|1||Jillian Loyden||Saint Louis Athletica||3||270||18||16||1||0.33||2–1–0||2|
|2||Karina LeBlanc||Los Angeles Sol||18||1620||87||73||9||0.50||10–3–5||12|
|3||Ali Lipsher||Boston Breakers||11||928||46||37||6||0.58||4–4–2||5|
|4||Hope Solo||Saint Louis Athletica||15||1350||86||71||13||0.87||7–5–3||7|
|5||Jenni Branam||Sky Blue FC||16||1395||82||62||15||0.97||6–6–3||6|
|6||Caroline Jönsson||Chicago Red Stars||19||1710||109||87||23||1.21||5–9–5||4|
|7||Alison Whitworth||FC Gold Pride||4||360||22||17||5||1.25||1–2–1||1|
|8||Kristin Luckenbill||Boston Breakers||9||782||41||24||12||1.38||3–4–2||2|
|9||Nicole Barnhart||FC Gold Pride||12||1260||83||61||20||1.43||3–7–4||2|
|10||Erin McLeod||Washington Freedom||13||1170||69||46||19||1.46||5–5–3||3|
|11||Briana Scurry||Washington Freedom||3||270||17||11||6||2.00||0–2–1||0|
Player of the Week
Player of the Month
|Month||Player of the Month||Club||Month's Statline|
|April||Kelly Smith||Boston Breakers||3 G, 1 A in 3 games; Breakers 2–2–0 in April|
|May||Sonia Bompastor||Washington Freedom||2 G, 3 A in 4 games; Freedom 2–0–2 in May|
|June||Camille Abily||Los Angeles Sol||5 G in 6 games; Sol 4–0–2 in June|
|July||Abby Wambach||Washington Freedom||4 G, 1 A in 5 games; Freedom 3–2–1 in July|
- First Goal of the Season: Allison Falk for Los Angeles Sol against Washington Freedom, 6th minute (29 March)
- Earliest Goal in a Match: 2 minutes
- Latest Goal in a Match: 93+ minutes
- Widest Winning Margin: 4 goals
- Most Goals Scored in a Match: 8
- First Hat-Trick: Cristiane for Chicago Red Stars against FC Gold Pride (12 July))
- Fastest Hat-Trick: 35 minutes
- First Own Goal: Ifeoma Dieke of Chicago Red Stars for Saint Louis Athletica (23 May)
- Average Goals per match: 2.086
- First Yellow Card: Nikki Krzysik for Chicago Red Stars against Saint Louis Athletica, 90th minute (4 April)
- First Red Card: Frida Östberg for Chicago Red Stars against Washington Freedom, 63rd minute (11 April)
- Most Yellow Cards: 4
- Most Yellow Cards in a Match: 4
- Boston Breakers 2–0 Saint Louis Athletica – 3 for Boston (Kasey Moore, Alex Scott, & Stacy Bishop) and 1 for St. Louis (Melissa Tancredi) (11 April)
- Saint Louis Athletica 0–0 Los Angeles Sol – 2 for St. Louis (Kia McNeill & Daniela) and 2 for Los Angeles (Aya Miyama & Shannon Boxx) (25 April)
- Los Angeles Sol 0–0 Boston Breakers – 2 for Los Angeles (Shannon Boxx & Camille Abily) and 2 for Boston (Angela Hucles & Nancy Augustyniak)
- Washington Freedom 0–0 Chicago Red Stars – 2 for Washington (Abby Wambach & Sonia Bompastor) and 2 for Chicago (Brittany Klein & Megan Rapinoe) (13 June)
- Chicago Red Stars 3–1 FC Gold Pride – 3 for Chicago (Lindsay Tarpley, Karen Carney, & Carli Lloyd) and 1 for Bay Area (Formiga) (12 July)
- Longest Winning Streak: 4 Games
- Los Angeles Sol Games 13–16
- Longest Unbeaten Streak: 11 games
- Los Angeles Sol Games 6–16
- Longest Winless Streak: 10 games
- FC Gold Pride Games 8–17
- Longest Losing Streak: 4 Games
- FC Gold Pride Games 12–15
- Longest Shutout: 361 minutes by Karina LeBlanc for Los Angeles Sol
- Longest Drought: 451 minutes for Chicago Red Stars
- First player to score twice in a match: Marta for Los Angeles Sol against Sky Blue FC (5 April)
- First come-from-behind victory: Chicago Red Stars 2–1 Washington Freedom (1 July)
- First team to lose to all opponents: Chicago Red Stars with loss to Washington Freedom on 26 July
- First team to beat all opponents: Los Angeles Sol with win against Boston Breakers on 9 August
- First goalkeeper assist: Hope Solo (to Christie Welsh) for Saint Louis Athletica against FC Gold Pride on 9 August
Home Team Record
(Regular season only)
- 33 wins, 20 losses, 17 ties – 1.657 PPG
- 87 goals for, 59 goals against – +28 GD
WPS All-Star 2009 was played on August 30 at Soccer Park in the St. Louis suburb of Fenton, Missouri, with the WPS All-Stars defeating Swedish powerhouse Umeå IK of Damallsvenskan 4–2. The match was televised in the US on Fox Soccer Channel.
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