1989 Western Soccer League

Final league standings for the 1989 Western Soccer League season.

Western Soccer League
-1989 Season-
Season1989
ChampionsSan Diego Nomads
(2nd title)
PremiersSan Diego Nomads
(2nd title)
Top goalscorerSteve Corpening
(11 goals)
1988

League 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

South Division

Place Team GP W L GF GA Points
1 San Diego Nomads 16 12 4 30 18 99
2 Los Angeles Heat 16 10 6 35 19 81
3 Real Santa Barbara 16 5 11 20 35 51
4 Arizona Condors 16 5 11 25 39 50
5 California Kickers 16 5 11 17 30 42

Playoffs

Bracket

Semifinals 1989 WSL Final
      
1N San Francisco Bay Blackhawks 1(4)
2S Los Angeles Heat 1(2)
1N San Francisco Bay Blackhawks 0
1S San Diego Nomads 1
1S San Diego Nomads 2
2N Portland Timbers 1

Semifinal 1

San Francisco Bay Blackhawks (CA)1–1Los Angeles Heat (CA)
Steve Corpening  55:09' Report 1
Report 2
Dale Ervine  87:53'
Penalties
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John Doyle
4–2 ?
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Attendance: 3,500
Referee: (USA)

Semifinal 2

San Diego Nomads (CA)2–1Portland Timbers (OR)
Waad Hirmez  10.51' (pen.)
Wade Webber  50:10' (o.g.)
Report John Bain  40:15'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: (USA)

Final

San Diego Nomads (CA)1–0San Francisco Bay Blackhawks (CA)
Paul Wright  49:07' (Nguyen) Report
Attendance: 5,200
Referee: (USA)

Points leaders[1]

Rank Scorer Club Goals Assists Points
1 Jerome Watson San Diego Nomads 10 7 27
2 Steve Corpening San Francisco Bay Blackhawks 11 2 24
3 Mark Kerlin Arizona Condors 9 4 22
4 Wes Wade Arizona Condors 10 1 21
5 Chance Fry Seattle Storm 8 4 20
6 Jeff Hooker Los Angeles Heat 7 5 19
7 Scott Benedetti Portland Timbers 8 1 17
Steve Boardman San Diego Nomads 7 3 17
9 Rob Baarts Portland Timbers 7 0 14
Robert Lang San Diego Nomads 7 0 14
Eddie Henderson Seattle Storm 5 4 14
12 Dave Palic San Francisco Bay Blackhawks 6 1 13
Thien Nguyen San Diego Nomads 3 7 13
14 Brent Goulet Seattle Storm 6 0 12
Steve Petuskey Sacramento Senators 5 2 12
Dominic Kinnear San Francisco Bay Blackhawks 4 4 12
17 Chris John F.C. Portland 5 1 11
Billy Thompson Los Angeles Heat 5 1 11
Peter Hattrup Seattle Storm 4 3 11
Jim Webber Portland Timbers 4 3 11
Jim Gabarra Los Angeles Heat 4 3 11
22 Cesar Plasencia Sacramento Senators 3 4 10
Townsend Qin San Francisco Bay Blackhawks 3 4 10

Honors

Goalkeeper: Kasey Keller
Defenders: Marcelo Balboa, John Doyle, Mike Lapper, Cle Kooiman
Midfielders: Dominic Kinnear, John Bain, Chris Henderson
Forwards: Scott Benedetti, Jeff Hooker, Mark Kerlin
  • Second Team All League
Goalkeeper: Todd Elias
Defenders: Steve Boardman, Troy Dayak, Grant Gibbs, Arturo Velazco
Midfielders: Jim Gabarra, Jerome Watson
Forwards: Steve Corpening, Brent Goulet, Eddie Henderson, Wes Wade

1989 National Professional Soccer Championship

In anticipation of a proposed merger, which eventually took place the following year, the WSL champions faced off against the American Soccer League champions in the 1989 National Pro Soccer Championship on September 9 at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California. The matched marked the first time since 1984 that an undisputed national champion of professional soccer was crowned in the U.S.[2]

Match report

San Diego Nomads 1–3 Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Watson  73:13' (Nguyen)
Ortiz  86:10'
Report Moreland  44:40'
Eichmann  74:24' (Alonso)
Edwards  84:40' (Carrera)
Carrera  89:00' (Moreland)
Attendance: 8,632
Referee: Levon Baladjanian

References

  1. "1989 Points Leaders" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-09-07. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  2. Brents, Phillips (September 13, 1989). "Strikers down Nomads 3-1 for pro soccer title". The Star-News. Chula Vista, CA. p. D6. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
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