Have seen a number of tweets and news reports concerning the formation of a new women’s professional league in the United States and Canada to be announced today.
Representatives will be present from the US, Canadian and (interestingly) Mexican federations.
Nothing official so far on which teams will be present (I think). Eight teams seem to be the expectation.
While this is a wonderful thing for Women’s Soccer in the United States, and for the players int eh US team who have been waiting for it…I can’t help worry if this goes ahead…what effect will it have on the European Leagues? Can imagine a good few Americans playing in Europe may feel tempted to move back home…and a few top players in European clubs may move to where the money is.
With their being such ambitious plans in England with regards to growing the game there…could this league be a threat to those ambitions?
And what of the top French and German players? Could European clubs afford to pay up to keep the big players home? And what would a drain on players do for the reputation of the leagues and the Women’s Champions’ League?