Eight-Team League Will Begin With Teams in Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, Western New York, New Jersey, Portland, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
CHICAGO (Nov. 21, 2012) – U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati announced today the formation of a new women’s league that will begin play in the spring of 2013.
U.S. Soccer will play a major role in organizing and running the league to ensure a business model with a focus on sustainability.
U.S. Soccer will subsidize the salaries of up to 24 U.S. Women’s National Team players while the Canadian Soccer Association will do the same for up to 16 Canadian players and the Federation of Mexican Football will do the same for up to 12 Mexican players.
More information on the details of the league will be released as they become finalized.
For the transcript of the media conference call that featured Gulati, Canadian Soccer Association President Victor Montagliani, Mexican Football Federation National Teams Coordinator Dennis Te Kloese and Boston Breakers Managing Partner Michael Stoller representing ownership group, please click here.
For audio of the call, click here.