F.C. Indiana, also known as F.C. Indiana Lionesses, is an American women's soccer team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Founded in 2003, the team is currently a member of the United Women's Soccer league. They play their home games at Newton Park in Lakeville, Indiana.
|Full name||Football Club Indiana|
|League||United Women's Soccer|
In 2005, FC Indiana became the second North American women's team ever to win a league and cup double, capturing the WPSL national championship and the USASA Women's Open national championship (the Carolina Courage of the former Women's United Soccer Association [WUSA] won the Founder's Cup and WUSA league title in 2002).
FC Indiana won the 2005 WPSL title, having defeated host New England Mutiny 4–0 in the 2005 semi-finals and the California Storm 5–4 (featuring internationals Brandi Chastain, Leslie Osborne and Sissi) in the 2005 finals.
In 2007, the club won its second WPSL title in three seasons, defeating the New England Mutiny 3–0. In October 2007, FC Indiana joined the W-League, consistently winning their division before returning to the WPSL for the 2011 season.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable former players
The following players have played at the international or professional level:
General manager and head coach
|Year||Division||League||Regular Season||Playoffs||National Cup|
|2007||1||WPSL||1st, Midwest||Champions||National Final|
|2008||1||USL W-League||1st, Midwest Division, Central Conference||National Final||Champions|
|2009||2||USL W-League||1st, Midwest Division, Central Conference||Conference Final|
|2011||2||WPSL||2nd, South Division (Midwest Conference)||Midwest Semi-final|
|2011||WLS||1st, Elite Division|
|2015||2||WPSL||2nd, Great Lakes Division, Midwest Conference|
|2016||2||WPSL||4th, Great Lakes Division|
- USL W-League Central Conference Champions 2009
- US Open Cup Champions 2008
- USL W-League Regular Season Champions 2008
- USL W-League Central Conference Champions 2008
- USL W-League Midwest Division Champions 2008
- WPSL Champions 2007
- WPSL Midwest Conference Champions 2007
- US Open Cup Runners-up 2007
- WPSL Champions 2005
- WPSL Central Division Champions 2005
- US Open Cup Champions 2005
- Region 2 Champions 2005
- 2015: 133
- 2014: 241
- 2013: 287
- 2012: 1,359
- 2011: 329
- 2010: NA
- 2009: 771
- 2008: 1,012
- 2007: 557
- 2006: 911
- 2005: 723
- 2004: 105
- July 11, 2004 – FC Indiana defeats Australia Women's National Team 1–0.
- July 19, 2005 – FC Indiana defeats Trinidad & Tobago Women's National Team 3–0.
- July 21, 2005 – FC Indiana defeats Trinidad & Tobago Women's National Team 8–3.
- July 31, 2005 – After winning 4–0 over host New England Mutiny, FC Indiana upsets the defending champions California Storm 5–4, winning the Women's Premier Soccer League national championship.
- August 6, 2005 – Six days after winning the Women's Premier Soccer League title, FC Indiana defeats the Dallas SC Titans 4–0 in the U.S. Open Cup national final, achieving the second "double" in American women's soccer history.
- July 29, 2007 – FC Indiana defeats the New England Mutiny 3–0 to win its second WPSL title in three years.
- August 15, 2007 – FC Indiana defeats New Zealand Women's National Team 1–0.
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