L.A. Sol capture WPS regular-season crown
The Los Angeles Sol captured the Women's Professional Soccer regular season title on Thursday evening with a 0-0 draw against FC Gold Pride.
Under the WPS Playoff format as regular season champions, Los Angeles has earned the right to host the WPS Championship on Aug. 22 at the Home Depot Center against the winner of the WPS Super Semifinal, which will feature the regular season runner-up hosting the winner of the WPS first-round playoff game.
The Sol's regular season crown comes with three weeks still left in the season with the other six teams still fighting for the final three WPS playoff spots.
The tie moves the Sol to 11-2-5 in the WPS standings with 38 points with their next-closest rivals, St. Louis Athletica, at 8-6-2 with 26 points and four games to play.
The Sol hold the tiebreaker against St. Louis. Athletica was the only team still with a mathematical chance of catching the Sol entering Thursday's game.