The WUSA (Women's United Soccer Association) is the top women's outdoor professional league. The league was formed in 2000 and began play in 2001. Three points awarded for a win, one point for a tie; (*) indicates team advanced to semifinals.
Held Aug. 25, 2001 at Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, Mass. Attendance: 21,078
First Half: BAY–Brandi Chastain (Kelly Lindsey) 6th; ATL–Kylie Bivens (Homare Sawa, Nancy Augustyniak) 11th; ATL–Charmaine Hooper (Cindy Parlow, Briana Scurry) 14th; BAY–Julie Murray (Christina Bell) 43rd.
Second Half: ATL–Sun Wen (Parlow, Nikki Serlenga) 83rd; BAY–Tisha Venturini (Sissi, Katia) 86th.
Bay Area won WUSA championship on penalty kicks, 4-2