About WPSL Elite
Creating a Vision for Women's Soccer
In February 2012, a move was made to support women’s soccer in America, and as a prelude to planned growth of a professional league in 2013, the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) has announced the creation of a special WPSL Elite League for the 2012 season. The league will be based in the East Coast and Midwest and will include squads from Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) teams The Boston Breakers and The Western New York Flash. The move will allow professional female soccer players from the WPS teams to remain in top form as the WPS moves toward resuming play in 2013. Current WPSL teams, The Chicago Red Stars of the Midwest-North Division and FC Indiana of the Midwest-South Division, will participate in the WPSL Elite League. More WPSL teams from the East will be added during the year.
The new Elite League would have no restrictions on the types of players each team could roster; a team could be all professional players or could have a mix of professional and amateur players. Steady growth has been the motto of the WPSL. From its origin fifteen years ago, WPSL has grown from a handful of West Coast teams to the world’s largest women’s soccer league, with over 70 teams across the United States. On January 28, at the 2012 WPSL Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., the league planned the formation of a pro-am league for the 2013 season.
The WPSL is organized with regional divisions, with regional championships leading to a final four playoff for the league championships. In 2011 Orange County Waves and Chicago Red Stars competed in the WPSL Championship, with Waves winning 2-1. The new Elite League will determine its champion and the championship weekend at a later date.
For more information on WPSL Elite, visit their web site.
About the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL)
The Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is the largest national Women’s Soccer League in the world. With more than 70-plus women’s soccer teams, the WPSL is the leading amateur soccer league in America. The league is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) as an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). The WPSL's mission is to provide opportunities to further the women’s soccer game for the aspiring professional, international-level players and passionate amateurs. The WPSL season and brings affordable & quality family entertainment to the community; displays positive role models for our youth; and offers the essential connection between youth and pro women’s soccer in America.
For more information on WPSL, visit their web site.