Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Athletica clinches second place
by Paul Kennedy, August 3rd, 2009 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

With one week remaining in the regular season, Saint Louis Athletica clinched second place in Women's Professional Soccer and the home-field advantage in the Super Semifinal thanks to its 1-0 victory over the Boston Breakers and the Washington Freedom's 3-2 loss to FC Gold Pride.

England international Eniola Aluko's seventh seventh goal of the campaign off a pass from Amanda Cinalli was the difference for Athletica, which recovered from an 0-2-2 start to clinch a berth in the playoffs.

The WPS Super Semifinal between Athletica and the winner of the first-round game will be played Aug. 19 at the Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park in Fenton, Mo.

The rest of the playoff picture wont be decided until Week 20 with Boston, Washington and Sky Blue FC still in contention for the final two berths.
 
Results:
July 29 in Boyds, Md.
Washington 1 Boston 0. Goal: Wambach (De Vanna), 73.
Washington - McLeod, Gilbeau (DeDycker, 82), Whitehill, Sauerbrunn, Singer (Krieger, 39) Bompastor, Sawa, Lindsey, Moros (Long, 58), De Vanna, Wambach.
Boston - Lipsher, Scott, LePeilbet, Chapman, Mitts, Tomecka, Fabiana (Augustyniak-Goffi, 70),
Monroe (Schmedes, 64), Hucles, Lilly, Nobis (Smith, 56).
Yellow Cards: Washington - Whitehill, 64; Boston - Mitts, 37.
Red Card: Boston - Scott 5.
Att.: 3,123.
 
Aug. 1 in Santa Clara, Calif.
FC Gold Pride 3 Washington 2. Goals: Yokers (Arakawa) 9, Milbrett (Sinclair) 46, Adriane 83; Sawa (Gilbeau) 17, Sawa 38.
FC Gold Pride - Wentworth, Massengale, Graczyk, Dew, Buehler, Chastain (Robinson, 57), Milbrett, DiMartino, Yokers (Osborne, 46), Sinclair, Awakawa (Adriane, 79).
Washington - McLeod, Senty (Long, 55), Glibeau, Whitehill, Sauerbrunn, Lohman, Sawa, Bompastor, Kreiger (Lindsey, 77), Moros (De Vanna, 46), Wambach.
Yellow Card: FC Gold Pride - Dew 19.
Referee: Daniel Radford.
Att.: 2,324.
 
Aug. 1 in Fenton, Mo.
St. Louis 1 Boston 0. Goal: Aluko (Cinalli), 36.
St. Louis - Solo, Fletcher, McNeill, Ellertson, Weber (Logterman, 55), Woznuk (Walsh, 61), Chalupny, Cinalli, Tancredi,, Aluko (Walter, 93), Cross.
Boston - Lipsher, Mitts (Crumpton, 87), Chapman, LePeilbet, Augustyniak-Goffi, Tomecka, Fabiana, Smith (Latham, 72), Hucles, Lilly, Nobis (Schmedes, 58).
Yellow Cards: St. Louis - Tancredi 23, Weber 50; Boston - Fabiana 67.
Att.: 4,896.
 
Aug. 2 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago 3 Los Angeles 1. Goals: Lloyd (Tarpley) 24, Tarpley (Klein) 47, Cristiane (Masar) 90+; Duan (Boxx) 90.
Chicago - Jonsson, Dalmy (Krzysik, 61), Oakes, Spilger, Ostberg, Carney, Lloyd, Klein, Rapinoe (Masar, 69), Tarpley (Garriock, 64), Cristiane.
Los Angeles - LeBlanc, Makoski, Cox, Nonen (Duan, 71), Falk, Zerboni (Bogus, 71), Wagner (Larkin, 75), Boxx, Miyama, Bock, Marta.
Yellow Cards: Chicago - Spilger 39, Krzysik 64.
Referee: Kari Seitz.
Att.: 7,959.
 
Standings:
TEAM W L T GF GA P
Los Angeles 11 3 5 25 9 38
St. Louis 9 6 3 16 14 30
Washington 7 7 5 29 31 26
Boston 7 8 4 17 18 25
Sky Blue FC 6 7 5 16 17 23
Chicago 5 9 5 18 23 20
FC Gold Pride 4 9 5 16 25 17

Leading Scorers:

Marta (Los Angeles) 9
Camille Abily (Los Angeles) 8
Cristiane (Chicago) 7
Christine Sinclair (FC Gold Pride) 6
Abby Wambach (Washington) 6
Eniola Aluko (St. Louis) 7

Schedule:
Wednesday, August 5
Sky Blue FC vs. FC Gold Pride, 7 pm ET
Saint Louis vs. Chicago, 8 pm ET
Saturday, August 8
Washington vs. Sky Blue FC, 7 pm ET
Sunday, August 9
Boston vs. Los Angeles, 6 pm ET (FSC)
FC Gold Pride vs. Saint Louis, 8 pm ET

Tiebreakers:
Two-way tie:
1) Head-to-Head record
2) Head-to-Head goal differential
3) Overall goal differential
4) Overall goals scored
5) Away points
6) Away goal differential
7) Away goals scored
8) Coin flip

Three or more teams tied:
1) Head-to-head. The first level is head-to-head in points-per-game against the other teams. If this results in a tie, then the next level is goal differential in head-to-head competition. If there is an imbalanced head-to-head schedule, then the tiebreaking moves to the second tiebreaker.
2) Overall goal differential
3) Overall goals scored
4) Away points
5) Away goal differential
6) Away goals scored
7) Coin flip



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Sebastian Saucedo strikes twice as U.S. U-20s advance     
The USA moved into the second stage of the men's Concacaf U-20 Championship with a 4-1 ...
Roster: U.S. U-23 women head to Spain    
The U.S. U-23 women's national team will play Japan (March 2), England (March 4) and Norway ...
USWNT: No Klingenberg, no A-Rod for SheBelieves Cup    
U.S. women's national team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 23-player roster for the 2017 ...
Report: UCL headed to Turner and Univision in 2018    
Turner Sports and Univision have snatched the U.S. media rights to the UEFA Champions League away ...
U.S. Soccer: U-17 and U-20 women's coaches to be replaced    
B.J. Snow is no longer U.S. U-17 girls national team coach and Michelle French is out ...
U.S. Abroad: Johnson's M'Gladbach pulls miracle comeback    
Fabian Johnson came off the bench for Borussia Moenchengladbach as it came back from 2-0 down ...
Sneak Peek: Potent Impact seeks resiliency and depth    
Last year Montreal stunned Red Bulls, 3-1, on aggregate and took a commanding lead against Toronto ...
What They're Saying: Perry Dealy    
"It's worth preserving because we don't have a lot of icons. It would save a lot ...
Sneak Peek: Vieira is convinced NYCFC will be improved    
In his first season, Patrick Vieira proved that a foreign coach unfamiliar with MLS could find ...
Sneak Peek: Timbers look as good as ever    
From MLS champion in 2015 to out of the playoffs in 2016, it was quite a ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives