HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Sports » Soccer/Football (Group) » New women's professional ...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:47 PM

New women's professional soccer league announced, with eight U.S. teams

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/new-womens-professional-soccer-league-announced-with-eight-us-teams--180386671.html

"U.S. Soccer has announced a new women's league in the United States.

Eight cities or regions will be part of the league's start: Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, New Jersey, Portland, Seattle, western New York state and Washington, D.C.

The league is set to start in March or April next year.

The Canadian and Mexican soccer federations are on board for the league, looking to use the league to develop its talent.

..."


FYI... It's good to see teams in Seattle, Portland, and Kansas City. I'm not sure why they would put a team in Boston, however.

4 replies, 635 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply New women's professional soccer league announced, with eight U.S. teams (Original post)
HuckleB Nov 2012 OP
Rabid_Rabbit Dec 2012 #1
Upton Dec 2012 #2
HuckleB Dec 2012 #3
Lizzie Poppet Dec 2012 #4

Response to HuckleB (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 02:55 PM

1. I don't know the answer

 

but I don't believe creating a league with 8 teams all across the US is the way to build a women's professional league. The travel costs alone will bankrupt this league in a year or two

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to HuckleB (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:11 AM

2. They put one in Boston..

because they had a franchise (Breakers) in the previous women's league, the WPS..The problem with all this is, the WPS lasted only a few years and averaged but 3500 a game in it's final season. The new league's long term viability is shaky at best..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Upton (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:48 PM

3. They did put some teams in some strange places, as you note.

Time will tell if management has a feasible plan this time around. Washington and New Jersey also seem sketchy, but Chicago, KC, Portland and Seattle are towns they need to make it in if it is ever going to work.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to HuckleB (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 04:47 PM

4. The Portland team will probably do very well.

I'm excited, to say the least. The Thorns (love the name...) will play at Jeld-Wen Field, where Timbers home games are played. It's a nice facility (although already too small for the Timbers...every game sells out fast), and it's an easy walking distance from my house. I'm not sure how the process of divvying up the USWNT players who are interested in the league will work out, but if where they currently live is any factor, we could be sitting pretty. Abby Wambach and Megan Rapinoe both live here in Portland.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread