National Women's Soccer League

By the Numbers: 2014 regular season

The 2014 NWSL season saw the ninth NWSL franchise and first expansion side Houston come into the league. It saw three of the four top goal scorers make their debut in 2014. Seattle did a complete turnaround, leading the league from start to finish. With the NWSL postseason upon us, here is a look at some of the numbers that stood out during the 2014 season.

4 – Players who have scored double digit goals (Little, Rodriguez, McDonald, J. Taylor)

7 – The number of players lost to ACL tears before or during the season (AD Franch, Lydia Williams, Tiffany Weimer, Haylay Haagsma, Brittany Bock, Lauren Sesselmann, Nikki Marshall)

8 – The number of players to play in all 24 regular season matches

8 – The number of shutouts by Nicole Barnhart

9 – The most total goals scored in a single match (7/20: Boston at Portland – Score: 6-3)

9 – The number of red cards given

16 – Number of goals scored by Kim Little in her first NWSL season (eclipsing 2013 Golden Boot winner Lauren Holiday’s 12),

16 – The number of games the Reign stayed unbeaten in 2014

19 – The number of points separating first and fourth place

20 – The number of players representing the University of North Carolina in the league

23 – The number of draws in the 2014 season

23 – The number of international players (excluding CAN or MEX players) spread across the league

24 – Total number of games missed this season by forwards Alex Morgan (10) and Abby Wambach (14)

34 – The number of times Jodie Taylor was called offside

36 – The number of goals scored in the 84th minute or later

43 – The number of penalty kicks given during the 2014 season

45 – The number of fouls suffered by Chicago’s Lori Chalupny

50 – The number of goals scored by the Seattle Reign

53 – The number of goals allowed by the Boston Breakers

55.4 – The shots on goal percentage by the Houston Dash (who led the league)

77 – The number of fouls committed by Carli Lloyd

93:32 – The time of Yael Averbuch’s game-winning goal on August 2 against Chicago

106 – The number of saves Boston goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher made in 24 matches

108 – The number of games played in the regular season

138 – The number of shots on target by Sky Blue FC

327 – The total number of goals scored in the regular season

361 – The number of shots recorded by the Portland Thorns

2,160 – Minutes played by the Western New York Flash’s Brittany Taylor

8,097 – Opening night attendance in Houston for the Dash’s inaugural match against Portland

19,123 – The record-setting attendance in Portland for the Thorns’ 8/3 match against Houston


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