1988 Western Soccer Alliance

Final league standings for the 1988 Western Soccer Alliance season.

Western Soccer Alliance
-1988 Season-
Season1988
ChampionsF.C. Seattle Storm
(1st title)
PremiersF.C. Seattle Storm
(1st title)
Top goalscorerScott Benedetti
(8 goals)
1987
1989

League standings

Place Team GP W L GF GA Points
1 F.C. Seattle Storm 12 10 2 25 10 83
2 San Diego Nomads 12 9 3 23 17 76
3 San Jose Earthquakes 12 7 5 20 19 61
4 Los Angeles Heat 12 7 5 20 17 61
5 California Kickers 12 3 9 17 28 35
6 F.C. Portland 12 1 11 16 32 22

Points system: Six points per win. One point per goal up to three points per game.

Playoffs

Bracket

  Wild Card Semi-final     1988 WSA Final
                 
    1 F.C. Seattle Storm 5
  2 San Diego Nomads 1(5)     3 San Jose Earthquakes 0
  3 San Jose Earthquakes 1(6)  

Semifinal

San Diego Nomads (CA)1–1 (aet)San Jose Earthquakes (CA)
Steve Boardman  27'
Paul Dougherty  63'
Steve Black  83'
Steve Boardman  90'
Report Tomás Boy  20' (pen.)
Mike Whitlatch  63'
Joe Silveira  63'
Mike Getchell  63'
Penalties
Mario Gonzalez
Steve Boardman
Jerome Watson
Steve Black
Mike Bradley
Rene Ortiz
Jeff Ward
Greg Schwartz
Brad Stratton
5–6 Alex Basso
Chris Dangerfield
Joe Silveira
John Nicholson
Tomás Boy
Frank Van Den Brand Horninge
Chris Wentzien
Mike Whitlatch
Jacques LaDouceur
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Nabil Noujaim (USA)

Final

F.C. Seattle Storm (WA)5–0San Jose Earthquakes (CA)
Bobby Bruch  1'
Bobby Bruch  8'
John Hamel  27'
Bernie James  32'
Peter Hattrup  46'
Chance Fry  63'
Peter Hattrup  68'
John Hamel  71'
Report John Nicholson  1'
Mike Whitlatch  25'
Van Den Brand Horning  68'
Attendance: 5,600
Referee: Rainier Graumann (USA)

Points leaders

Rank Scorer Club Goals Assists Points
1 Scott Benedetti F.C. Portland 8 0 16
2 Justin Fashanu Los Angeles Heat 5 4 14
3 Eddie Henderson F.C. Seattle 5 4 14
4 Jerome Watson San Diego Nomads 6 1 13
5 Peter Hattrup F.C. Seattle 6 1 13
6 Billy Thompson Los Angeles Heat 5 3 13
7 Frank van den Brand Hornige San Jose Earthquakes 5 1 11
8 Chance Fry F.C. Seattle 3 3 9
9 Brendan Murphy California Kickers 4 0 8
10 Mario Gonzalez San Diego Nomads 4 0 8
11 Grant Gibbs F.C. Seattle 4 0 8
11 Dzung Tran San Jose Earthquakes 2 4 8
11 Ridal Fernandez Los Angeles Heat 3 1 7
11 John Sissons San Diego Nomads 3 1 7
11 Thor Lee California Kickers 3 0 6
11 Alex Basso San Jose Earthquakes 3 0 6
11 Eric Phillippi F.C. Portland 3 0 6

Honors

Goalkeeper: Todd Strobeck
Defenders: Marcelo Balboa, Grant Gibbs, Arturo Velazco, Jeff Stock
Midfielders: Peter Hattrup, Billy Thompson, Tomás Boy
Forwards: Justin Fashanu, Eddie Henderson, Abuelo Cruz
  • Second Team All League
Goalkeeper: Bob Ammann
Defenders: Mario Gonzalez, Daryl Green, Danny Pena, Martín Vásquez
Midfielders: Chris Dangerfield, Dzung Tran, Jerome Watson
Forwards: Scott Benedetti, Chance Fry, John Sissons
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