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2012 D.C. United Women season

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D.C. United Women
2012 season
General ManagerChris Hummer
Head CoachMichael Jorden
StadiumMaryland SoccerPlex
USL W-LeagueDivision: 1st
Conference: 1st
Overall: 2nd
U.S. National Women's CupDid not enter
W-League PlayoffsDivisional semifinals
← 2011
2013 →

The 2012 D.C. United Women season was the club's second season of existence, and their second in the USL W-League, the second tier of women's soccer in the United States at the time.[1] United went undefeated in the Atlantic Division of the W-League's Eastern Conference and were division champions.[2]

The regular season was the strongest showing by the squad in their existence, accumulating 11 wins and one draw in their 12-match season.[3] The undefeated record resulted in United having the best regular season record in both the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division, as well as the second best overall record of the 30 W-League clubs. United finished the season thirteen points clear of the Virginia Beach Piranhas, the Division runners-up.[4][5][6]

The team played the W-League Playoffs for the first time ever.[7][2]

It was the final season with the club using the "D.C. United Women" moniker. In 2013, the club was rebranded as the Washington Spirit for the newly created National Women's Soccer League. The reserve team continued to play in the W-League.[8]











Eastern Conference standings
Atlantic Division standings
Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
D.C. United Women 12 11 0 1 37 8 +29 34
Fredericksburg Impact 11 6 3 2 27 18 +9 20
Virginia Beach Piranhas 11 5 2 3 16 8 +8 18
Northern Virginia Majestics 12 2 9 1 7 28 −21 7
Dayton Dutch Lions 12 0 9 3 10 32 −22 3

Results summary[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Match reports[edit]

W-League Playoffs[edit]

U.S. Women's National Cup[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. Goff, Steven (2012-04-16). "Becky Sauerbrunn of the U.S. national soccer team signs with D.C. United Women". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Goff, Steven (2012-07-16). "D.C. United Women complete undefeated regular season, will host conference tournament". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  3. "Perfect seasons for Pali Blues and D.C. United snapped". Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  4. "Preview: 2012 W-League Championship – The Final Four". Pitchside Report. 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  5. "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  6. "2012 W-League Standings". W-League. USLSoccer.com. Archived from the original on January 15, 2013. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
  7. "D.C. United Women win Eastern Conference Championship with 3-0 rout of Charlotte Lady Eagles — Washington Spirit". washingtonspirit.com. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  8. "New DC team named Washington Spirit – Equalizer Soccer". Retrieved 2018-06-07.

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