2016 United Women's Soccer season
The 2016 United Women's Soccer season is the 22nd season of pro-am women's soccer in the United States, and the 1st season of the new UWS league. The regular season began on May 14th and ended on July 23rd.
|Champions||Santa Clarita Blue Heat|
|Goals scored||185 (3.7 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Krystyna Freda (NJC) (15)|
|Biggest home win||RSL 5-0 COP (July 7)|
LAN 6-1 TSF (July 9)
|Biggest away win||HOU 1-10 SAC (May 21)|
|Highest scoring||HOU 1-10 SAC (May 21)|
|Longest winning run||7 games|
New Jersey Copa FC
(May 29 – July 16)
|Longest unbeaten run||9 games|
New Jersey Copa FC
(May 21 – July 16)
|Longest losing run||6 games|
New York Magic
(June 18 – July 17)
← Inaugural Season
2017 →All statistics correct as of July 30, 2016.
The league was announced with eight teams in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada in December after the USL W-League had folder a few months previously. Five teams in a western division were added in January before the Canadian Soccer Association refused entry of two Quebec clubs into UWS, leaving the league at 11 teams for its inaugural season.
Teams, stadiums, and personnel
Stadiums and locations
Personnel and sponsorship
|Team||Head coach||Kit producer||Shirt sponsor|
|Houston Aces||Under Armour|
|Lancaster Inferno||Under Armour||Lancaster Regional Medical Center|
|Long Island Rough Riders||Adidas||Rechler Equity Partners, LLC|
|New England Mutiny||Macron||AAA Insurance|
|New Jersey Copa FC||Adidas||Jersey Mike's Subs|
|New York Magic||Legea|
|Real Salt Lake Women||Adidas||DOMO|
|Santa Clarita Blue Heat||Nike||Uni-Sport|
|TSF Academy Valkyries||Adidas|
- Each team will play each conference opponent once at home and once away.
- The championship match will be played between the winners of each conference.
|1||New Jersey Copa FC||10||8||1||1||31||11||+20||25||Championship match|
|2||New England Mutiny||10||6||0||4||21||16||+5||18|
|3||Long Island Rough Riders||10||4||3||3||16||10||+6||15|
|5||TSF Academy Valkyries||10||3||3||4||14||23||−9||12|
|6||New York Magic||10||0||2||8||11||34||−23||2|
|Santa Clarita Blue Heat||2–1 (a.e.t.)||New Jersey Copa FC|
Championship MVP: Julia Hernandez (Santa Clarita Blue Heat)
F: Krystyna Freda (NJC), Kate Howarth (NEM), Kasandra Massey (SAC)
M: Tatiana Ariza (HOU), Jackie Bruno (NJC), Chloe Castaneda (SAC)
D: Carol Sanchez (LAN), Natalie Norris (RSL), Kelly Eagan (LIR), Yadira Toraya (SAC)
G: Rebecca Ritchie (RSL)
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- "New women's league plans to launch". Paul Kennedy. SoccerAmerica. December 22, 2015. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
- "New league, new coach: Former BYU-Hawaii soccer coach to guide RSL Women". Sean Walker. KSL. January 23, 2016. Retrieved April 11, 2016.
- "2016 UWS statistics". Retrieved July 24, 2016.
- "2016 All-United Women's Soccer Team". United Women's Soccer (UWS). August 2, 2016.