- Women's Premier Soccer League
The Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is a national amateur women's soccer league in the
United States. The WPSL started as the Western Division of the USISL's W-League, breaking away in 1998. The league is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association(USASA) as an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation(USSF).
Goal of WPSL
The goal of the WPSL is to promote and develop women's soccer at the highest level.
Long Island Fury entered the 2007 season as defending champions, having defeated San Diego WFC Sealions in the 2006 semifinals and River Cities Futbol Club in the 2006 finals.
The 2007 season ended with the WPSL National Championship, hosted by the Tampa Bay Flash, on July 28-29, 2007. Due to the geographic imbalance of the league, there were varied qualifying methods for the four places in the Championships:
Ajax America Womenwon the West Conference, and an automatic berth in the National Championship.
* F.C. Indiana won the Midwest Conference, and an automatic berth in the National Championship.
* South Conference champ
Tampa Bay Elitedefeated Southwest Conference champ Denver Diamonds2-1.
* The East Conference's 5-team tournament results:
** North Division runner-up and defending league champ
Long Island Furydefeated North Division third-place SoccerPlus Connecticut3-2.
** North Division champ
New England Mutinydefeated Mid-Atlantic Division runner-up Northampton Laurels 6-0.
** Mid-Atlantic Division champ Atlantic City Diablos defeated
Long Island Fury3-1.
New England Mutinydefeated Atlantic City Diablos 2-1 in double overtime.
The results of the Championship tournament:
* Semifinal: F.C. Indiana defeated
Ajax America Women4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
New England Mutinydefeated Tampa Bay Flash5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
* Final: F.C. Indiana defeated
New England Mutiny3-0 in a match that saw New England's goalkeeper eliminated by injury in the 5th minute, and one Mutiny player and the team's coaching staff all red-carded in the 58th minute [http://www.wpsl.info/news/index.php/?cat=1&id=286] .
*The defending champions,
F.C. Indiana, have jumped to the W-Leaguefor 2008. Other teams to leave the league include River Cities Futbol Club, Tampa Bay Elite, and Central Florida Strikers.
*Several new clubs have joined the WPSL for 2008. They are marked in the list below. The Brevard County Cocoa Expos jump to the WPSL from the W-League.
*The league overhauled its conference and division structure, including an all-expansion South Division of the new Big Sky Conference (the Big Sky North is the old Southwest Conference).
F.C. Sacramento Pride
Monterey Blues"New for 2008"
San Francisco Nighthawks
*Sonoma County F.C. SOL
Walnut Creek Power
Ajax America Women
Los Angeles Rampage"New for 2008"
San Diego WFC SeaLions
SD United"New for 2008"
West Coast FC"New for 2008"
Big Sky Conference
Albuquerque Lady Asylum
Arizona Rush"New for 2008"
Colorado Springs United
Salt Lake City Sparta
*Fort Worth "New for 2008"
Oklahoma Alliance FC"New for 2008"
South Select"New for 2008"
Tulsa Spirit"New for 2008"
Vitesse Dallas"New for 2008"
*Brevard County Cocoa Expos "New for 2008"
F.C. Thomasville Dragons"New for 2008"
Florida Surge"New for 2008"
Palm Beach United
Puerto Rico Capitals"New for 2008"
Chicago United Breeze
F.C. St. Louis
F.C. Twente3 IL
MYSC Lady Blues
Ohio Premier Women's Soccer Club"New for 2008"
Maine Tide"New for 2008"
New England Mutiny
New York Athletic Club
*Atlantic City Diablos
Central Delaware SA Future
*Long Island Fury
Millburn Magic"New for 2008"
Northampton Laurels FC
Philadelphia Liberty FC
* 1997 -
New Jersey Nationals
* 1998 -
Silicon Valley Red Devils
* 1999 -
* 2000 -
San Diego WFC SeaLions
* 2001 -
Ajax America Women
* 2002 -
* 2003 -
* 2004 -
* 2005 - F.C. Indiana
* 2006 -
Long Island Fury
* 2007 - F.C. Indiana
* [http://www.wpsl.info Official site of the WPSL]
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