July 1, 2012
WPSL Elite playoffs in Rochester
SACRAMENTO, Calif.---The Womenís Premier Soccer League Elite Playoffs will feature the top four finsihers in the regular season, and will all be played at Sahlenís Stadium in Rochester, NY.
The series will consist of semifinal matches on Wednesday, July 25, and a championship final on Saturday, July 28.
The semifinals will see the leagueís No. 2 and No. 3 ranked teams face off in a 5:00 p.m. ET match on Wednesday, with the No. 1 and No. 4 teams playing at 8:00 p.m. ET. The winners of the two semifinal matches will meet in a 1:00 p.m. ET match on Saturday to crown the first champion of the WPSL Elite League.
This will be the second straight year that the home of the Western New York Flash will host a womenís soccer title game. Last yearís Womenís Professional Soccer Championships game between the Flash and the Philadelphia Independence was held at Sahlenís Stadium, which is also home of the USL PRO Rochester Rhinos.
The Chicago Red Stars and Boston Breakers are currently tied for first place, with 8-2-0 records for 24 points. Western New York is third at 6-1-3, 21pts and the New York Fury fourth at 6-3-1, 19pts. The bottom half of the table has the New England Mutiny at 3-4-2, 11 pts still mathematically in the playoff race. FC Indiana and ASA Chesapeake Charge are at 4 pts each, while the Philadelphia Fever has two points.