1989 San Francisco Bay Blackhawks season

The 1989 San Francisco Bay Blackhawks season was the club's first overall, as they debuted in the Western Soccer League. The Blackhawks finished in first place in the North Division and reached the Final in the playoffs, getting past the Los Angeles Heat in the semis. The San Diego Nomads beat the Blackhawks in the final, 1-0.[2]

San Francisco Bay Blackhawks
1989 season
OwnerDan Van Voorhis
Coach Dean Wurzberger
StadiumSpartan Stadium
Western Soccer LeagueDivision: 1st
Overall: 2nd
WSL PlayoffsFinal
National Challenge CupDid not enter
Top goalscorerSteve Corpening (11) [1]

Squad

The 1989 squad [3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
MF Jeff Baicher
DF Alan Bailey
DF Alex Basso
MF John Collins
FW Steve Corpening
DF Troy Dayak
GK Mark Dougherty
DF John Doyle
MF Robert Gallo
DF Rhett Harty
MF Dominic Kinnear
No. Position Player
MF Thomas Kuntz
DF Tim Martin
MF Ignacio Navarete
FW Dave Palic
FW George Pastor
MF Townsend Qin
FW Derek Sanderson
DF Mark Semioli
MF Peter Woodring
FW Scott Wulferdingen
GK Eric Yamamoto

Competitions

Western Soccer League

Match results

Season

DateOpponentVenueResultScorers
April 22, 1989 Los Angeles Heat H 31 Corpening (2), Palic
April 29, 1989 San Diego Nomads H 23 Navarete, Palic
May 5, 1989 Real Santa Barbara A 21 Palic, Semioli
May 7, 1989 California Kickers A 11* Doyle
May 13, 1989 Portland Timbers H 32 (aet) Corpening (2), Palic
May 20, 1989 Real Santa Barbara H 54 Qin, Kinnear, Collins, Corpening, Basso
May 27, 1989 Sacramento Senators A 21 Kinnear, Doyle
June 3, 1989 Sacramento Senators H 40 Basso (2), Corpening, Navarete
June 9, 1989 California Kickers H 00*
June 24, 1989 Arizona Condors A 11* Corpening
July 1, 1989 San Diego Nomads A 31 Corpening (2), Pastor
July 2, 1989 Los Angeles Heat A 12 Corpening
July 8, 1989 Arizona Condors H 31 Corpening, Kinnear (2)
July 14, 1989 Seattle Storm A 24 Palic, Qin
July 15, 1989 Portland Timbers A 00*
July 23, 1989 Seattle Storm H 32 Palic, Navarete, Qin

Playoffs

DateOpponentVenueResultScorers
July 29, 1989 Los Angeles Heat H 11*                    Corpening                   
August 12, 1989 San Diego Nomads A 01

* = Penalty kicks
Source:[4]

Standings

North Division

Place Team GP W L GF GA Points
1 San Francisco Bay Blackhawks 16 11 5 37 26 98
2 Portland Timbers 16 11 5 32 25 92
3 Seattle Storm 16 10 6 32 23 87
4 Sacramento Senators 16 3 13 20 43 40

References

  1. "Western Soccer League 1989 Season". A-League Archives. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  2. "The Year in American Soccer 1989". American Soccer History Archives. Archived from the original on February 9, 2012. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  3. "WSL 1989 Season Stats". Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  4. "Western Soccer League 1989 Season". Retrieved March 27, 2014.
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