2005 USL W-League season

The 2005 W-League Season is the league's 11th.

USL W-League
Season2005
ChampionsNew Jersey Wildcats
2004
2006

Changes from 2004 seasonEdit

Name changesEdit

Three teams changed their name in the off-season:

Team Name Metro Area Previous Name
  Chicago Gaels Chicago area Chicago Cobras
  Mile High Edge Boulder area Mile High Mustangs
  Real Colorado Cougars Denver area Denver Lady Cougars

Expansion teamsEdit

Five teams were added for the season:

Team Name Metro Area Location Previous Affiliation
  Atlanta Silverbacks Women Atlanta area Atlanta, GA expansion
  Central Florida Krush Orlando area Winter Park, FL expansion
  San Diego Gauchos Women San Diego area San Diego, CA expansion
  Toronto Lady Lynx Toronto area Toronto, ON expansion
  Vermont Lady Voltage Burlington area St. Albans, VT expansion

Teams LeavingEdit

One team left for the WPSL:

Eight teams folded after the 2004 season:

StandingsEdit

Orange indicates W-League title and bye into W-League semifinals.
Blue indicates division title clinched
Green indicates playoff berth clinched

Central ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Charlotte Lady Eagles 14 11 2 1 37 11 +26 34
2 Central Florida Kraze 14 11 3 0 32 13 +19 33
3 Atlanta Silverbacks Women 14 8 5 1 30 20 +10 25
4 Hampton Roads Piranhas 14 5 6 3 28 29 −1 18
5 Richmond Kickers Destiny 14 6 8 0 20 23 −3 18
6 Northern Virginia Majestics 14 5 9 0 22 33 −11 15
7 Bradenton Athletics 14 4 7 3 12 25 −13 15
8 Carolina Dynamo Women 14 1 11 2 10 37 −27 5

Midwest DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Detroit Jaguars 14 11 3 0 38 13 +25 33
2 Cleveland Internationals Women 14 9 5 0 36 20 +16 27
3 London Gryphons 14 8 4 2 31 18 +13 26
4 Cincinnati Ladyhawks 14 6 7 1 33 40 −7 19
5 Fort Wayne Fever 14 5 9 0 24 36 −12 15
6 Chicago Gaels 14 4 8 2 27 38 −11 14
7 West Michigan Firewomen 14 3 10 1 21 45 −24 10

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Northeast DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 New Jersey Wildcats 14 13 1 0 57 2 +55 39
2 Boston Renegades 14 9 5 0 43 23 +20 27
3 Long Island Rough Riders 14 8 6 0 21 14 +7 24
4 Western Mass Lady Pioneers 14 7 6 1 17 16 +1 22
5 New York Magic 14 5 8 1 19 26 −7 16
6 New Hampshire Lady Phantoms 14 3 11 0 14 56 −42 6[a]
7 South Jersey Banshees 14 1 13 0 6 57 −51 3
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ New Hampshire was docked 3 points for violations.

Northern DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Ottawa Fury Women 14 13 1 0 64 7 +57 39
2 Toronto Lady Lynx 14 11 3 0 44 16 +28 33
3 Vermont Lady Voltage 14 7 7 0 21 21 0 21
4 Sudbury Canadians 14 3 11 0 15 50 −35 9
5 Rochester Ravens 14 3 11 0 14 50 −36 9

Western ConferenceEdit

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Vancouver Whitecaps Women 14 13 1 0 47 4 +43 39
2 Arizona Heatwave 14 10 3 1 40 17 +23 31
3 Mile High Edge 14 10 4 0 40 20 +20 30
4 Denver Lady Cougars 14 7 6 1 26 24 +2 22
5 Seattle Sounders Women 14 5 8 1 25 27 −2 16
6 Fort Collins Force 14 2 11 1 13 44 −31 7
7 San Diego Gauchos Women 14 0 14 0 4 59 −55 0

PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

Five teams from the Eastern Conference, four teams from the Central Conference and two from the Western Conference qualify for the playoffs. All match-ups are in a one-leg format.

In the Central Conference, the division champions play the second-place team from the opposite division.

In the Eastern Conference, the division champion with the best record receives a bye, and will play the winner of the teams with the 4th and 5th-best conference records. The other division champion will play the seventh-place team, and plays the winner of the third-place and sixth-place teams.

The two teams in the Western Conference will play each other to advance to the W-League Semifinals.

The regular season champion, New Jersey Wildcats, received a bye into the W-League semifinals, with the eighth-place team from the Eastern Conference receiving a playoff berth.

Conference bracketsEdit

Central Conference

Central Semifinals Central Championship
      
A1   Charlotte Lady Eagles 6
MW2   Cleveland Internationals Women 2
A1   Charlotte Lady Eagles 0
A2   Central Florida Krush 1
MW1   Detroit Jaguars 2
A2   Central Florida Krush 3

Eastern Conference

Eastern Quarterfinals Eastern Semifinals Eastern Championship
         
E1   Ottawa Fury Women 5
E4   Long Island Rough Riders 1
E4   Long Island Rough Riders 3
E5   Western Mass Lady Pioneers 1
E1   Ottawa Fury Women 2
E3   Toronto Lady Lynx 0
E2   Boston Renegades 4
E7   New York Magic 0
E2   Boston Renegades 1
E3   Toronto Lady Lynx 2
E3   Toronto Lady Lynx 6
E6   Vermont Lady Voltage 0

Western Conference

Western Finals
   
W1   Vancouver Whitecaps Women 4
W2   Arizona Heatwave 0

W-League Championship bracketEdit

Semifinals Championship
      
WL   New Jersey Wildcats 2
W1   Vancouver Whitecaps Women 1
WL   New Jersey Wildcats 3
E1   Ottawa Fury Women 0
E1   Ottawa Fury Women 2
A2   Central Florida Krush 1 Third Place
W1   Vancouver Whitecaps Women 3
A2   Central Florida Krush 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit