The US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati has announced that a new women’s professional soccer league in the United States will begin in March 2013. 

 

Many of the details surrounding the league, (including the name) are yet to be confirmed. 

 

The eight teams that will be a part of the new women’s professional soccer league in USA will be based in Boston, New Jersey, New York, Washington D.C, Chicago, Kansas City, Seattle and Portland.

 

Teams were selected by a number of factors, including assessment of geography and grass roots set-ups. 

 

Other details surrounding the new league are that the Canadian and Mexican federations will fund the costs of their national team players, alongside U.S. Soccer.

 

Gulati speaks about finding a ‘economical model that is sustainable’, the new league will aim to solve the problems that the previous professional leagues experienced.

 

The league is currently in talks with potential sponsors and TV broadcast companies.

 

We will update you as and when more details of the exciting new league is revealed. 

 

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4 Comments
  1. Elias Ekström 6 years ago

    81′ Rosana and Francielle out Fabiana Baiana and Maria in.

    Gromit – I don’t know if there’s any relation between them 🙂

  2. John Ternai 7 years ago

    With all due respect @ Jean – Paul A. So I think you see it all from a narrow perspective. I’m not talking just about for or against a professional league, but what happens after the career ended. A player can keep up on the top to about 35 years of age. But then what? There are few teams in Europe that has only fulltime professionals. Many teams have a mix of pro / semi-pro and amateur. The risk is that professional players live in a little bubble and have only football as their field and can miss out on education, jobs and other things in life. That is to say they do not have much else to go after their careers end. Life consists of more than just until 35-40 years of age. In Sweden they reason that girls should preferably combine football jobs and education so that you have something to lean on after the career ended. A healthy mind, I think. The economy is not in a majority of the clubs so that they can pay a team with only professionals. Maybe it’s good, because life is more than just playing football. Although women’s football is my favourite sport, so you have to think also of those who practice it. That is, the women.

  3. Jean-Paul Abidogoun 7 years ago

    I don’t see the problem with full profesionnal leagues, in France like in many countries in Europe (Spain and German); we have strong and healthy Women’s Basket Ball and Handball leagues which are fully professional but above all they are sustainable, smartly managed for years.

    We can see right now how much benefit that brings to the France Women basket ball and Handball National teams; and yet, those sports are far less popular than football/soccer, and the players have not many issues after their player carreer (at least none of what we have heard of).

  4. John Ternai 7 years ago

    yes, I also think so @ Gromit. I am also for a mix of pro / semipro / amateur. It will probably have to be the right way. The reasons, you can see below. But as you say, we‘ll have to wait and see what happens.

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