2019 United Women's Soccer season

The 2019 United Women's Soccer season is the 25th season of pro-am women's soccer in the United States, and the fourth season of the UWS league.

United Women's Soccer
Season2019
ChampionsLA Galaxy OC
Matches played102
Goals scored386 (3.78 per match)
Top goalscorerKate Howarth (NEM)
(18 goals)
Biggest home winHOU 6, ELP 0
(June 1)
LIR 6, WOR 0
(June 5)
ROC 7, WOR 1
(June 23)
Biggest away winELP 0, HOU 8
(May 18)
Highest scoringELP 0, HOU 8
(May 18)
ROC 7, WOR 1
(June 23)
Longest winning run8 games
Lansing United
(May 10 - June 21)
Longest unbeaten run10 games
New England Mutiny
(Entire Season)
Connecticut Fusion
(Entire Season)
Longest losing run10 games
Worcester Smiles
(Entire Season)
2018
2020 →

Changes from 2018

Standings

East Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New England Mutiny 10 8 0 2 30 7 +23 26 2019 East Conference playoffs
2 Connecticut Fusion 10 8 0 2 27 6 +21 26
3 Lancaster Inferno FC 10 7 3 0 15 12 +3 21
4 Long Island Rough Riders 10 5 5 0 20 17 +3 15
5 Syracuse Development Academy 10 4 4 2 20 16 +4 14
6 Rochester Lady Lancers 10 3 5 2 23 20 +3 11
7 New Jersey Copa FC 10 1 9 0 7 20 13 3
8 Worcester Smiles 10 0 10 0 2 46 44 0
Source: UWS standings
Rules for classification: 1) Head-to-head based on total points; 2) Total wins; 3) Goal difference all league games; 4) Goals scored in league games

Midwest Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Lansing United 10 8 1 1 24 14 +10 25 2019 Midwest Conference playoffs
2 Indiana Union 10 7 2 1 33 16 +17 22
3 Detroit Sun FC 10 4 6 0 21 22 1 12
4 Grand Rapids FC 10 3 5 2 23 26 3 11
5 Michigan Legends FC 10 3 5 2 13 25 12 11
6 AFC Ann Arbor 10 2 8 0 14 25 11 6
Source: UWS standings
Rules for classification: 1) Head-to-head based on total points; 2) Total wins; 3) Goal difference all league games; 4) Goals scored in league games

Southwest Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Houston Aces 6 6 0 0 30 3 +27 18 2019 UWS national playoffs
2 FC Austin Elite 6 3 3 0 12 11 +1 9
3 San Antonio Athenians SC 6 3 3 0 12 16 4 9
4 El Paso Surf 6 0 6 0 2 26 24 0
Source: UWS standings
Rules for classification: 1) Head-to-head based on total points; 2) Total wins; 3) Goal difference all league games; 4) Goals scored in league games

West Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Calgary Foothills WFC 8 6 1 1 20 5 +15 19 2019 UWS national playoffs
2 LA Galaxy Orange County 8 5 1 2 16 4 +12 17
3 Santa Clarita Blue Heat 8 5 2 1 14 9 +5 16
4 Queen City United SC 8 2 6 0 5 18 13 6
5 Colorado Pride 8 0 8 0 3 22 19 0
Source: UWS standings
Rules for classification: 1) Head-to-head based on total points; 2) Total wins; 3) Goal difference all league games; 4) Goals scored in league games

Playoffs

East Conference Playoffs

Top two seeds host semifinal games. Highest remaining seed hosts final and the winner will automatically qualify for the UWS national championship.[5][6]

Semifinals
July 12
Final
July 14
      
1 New England Mutiny 3
4 Long Island Rough Riders 0
1 New England Mutiny 1
3 Lancaster Inferno FC 2
2 Connecticut Fusion 1
3 Lancaster Inferno FC 2

Bold = winner
* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score

Connecticut Fusion1 – 2Lancaster Inferno FC
Farmington Sports Arena
Farmington, Connecticut

Midwest Conference Playoffs

Top two seeds host Semifinal games. Highest remaining seed hosts Final and the winner will automatically qualify for the UWS National Championship.[5][6]

Semifinals
July 11
Final
July 14
      
1 Lansing United 1
4 Grand Rapids FC 3
4 Grand Rapids FC 2
2 Indiana Union 3*
2 Indiana Union 5
3 Detroit Sun FC 1

Bold = winner
* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score

Indiana Union5 – 1Detroit Sun FC
Lansing United1 – 3Grand Rapids FC
East Lansing Soccer Complex
East Lansing, Michigan

Indiana Union3 – 2 (a.e.t.)Grand Rapids FC

National Playoffs

Southwest Conference regular season conference champion (Houston) plays in the national quarterfinal against a wild card selection (opponent and date to be announced). Wild card selection to be determined by the league's Competition Committee. Winner of national quarterfinal qualifies for the UWS national championship. The West Conference regular season champion automatically qualifies for the UWS national championship.[5][6][7]

  Quarterfinal
July 13
    Semifinals
July 20
    Final
July 21
                           
        WC LA Galaxy OC 5  
  WC LA Galaxy OC 4     MW Indiana Union 1    
  SW Houston Aces 1         WC LA Galaxy OC 1
      W Calgary Foothills WFC 0
        W Calgary Foothills WFC 2    
        E Lancaster Inferno FC 0  

Bold = winner
* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score

Quarterfinal

LA Galaxy Orange County4 – 1Houston Aces

Semifinals

Indiana Union1 – 5LA Galaxy OC

UWS Championship

Championship MVP: Catarina Macario (LA Galaxy Orange County)[8]

Statistical leaders

League Awards

Individual Awards

  • Offensive Player of the Year: Kate Howarth (NEM)
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Hillary Beall (LAG)
  • Coach of the Year: Troye Flannery (CAL)

All-League First Team

F: Kate Howarth (NEM), Alex Lamontagne (CAL)
M: Tatiana Ariza (HOU), Marti Corby (GRA), Samantha Dewey (IND), Yvonne Northover (CAL), Teresa Rook (LAN)
D: Natalie Jacobs (LAG), Sonia Rada (LAN), Yadira Toraya (SCB)
G: Hillary Beall (LAG)

All-League Second Team

F: Kaley Buck (LAN), Haley Crawford (LAN), Gabriella Mencotti (DET)
M: Vivien Beil (CON), Jordan Marada (LAG), Alexis Mitchell (LAN)
M/D: Ellie Jean (NEM), Molly McLaughlin (IND)
D/M: Natalia Ariza (HOU)
D: Athena Biondi (LAN)
G: Kelly O'Brien (LAN)

All-League Third Team

F: Tanya Boychuk (CAL), Taylor Wingerden (ROC), Bri Woodall (SAN)
M: Brooke Barbuto (SYR), Tara McKeown (SCB), Chelsey Patterson (LAG)
D: Shauny Alterisio (NEM), Paige Hayward (HOU), Julia Leonard (IND), Grace Stordy (CAL)
G: Liz-Amanda Brown (AUS)

[10]

References

  1. "UWS Welcomes Syracuse DA". February 20, 2019. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  2. "Expansion: AFC Ann Arbor Joins Midwest". October 25, 2018. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  3. "United Women's Soccer Welcomes Back San Antonio". January 22, 2019. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  4. "United Women's Soccer Expands Further Into Canada". January 14, 2019. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  5. "2019 UWS Postseason Format Released". July 5, 2019. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  6. "2019 UWS Postseason Update". July 9, 2019. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  7. "2019 UWS Championship Teams & Venue Set". July 15, 2019. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  8. "National Final: LA Galaxy OC 1, Calgary FWFC 0". July 21, 2019. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  9. "2019 UWS statistics". Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  10. "2019 All-United Women's Soccer Awards". United Women's Soccer (UWS). August 8, 2019.
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