The WPS needs to find an investor for a sixth team in order for the league to stick around for a fourth season but chances are looking slim. In 2009 the league started with 7 teams, since then 5 of those 7 teams have folded. Positively, 3 teams (Philadelphia Independence, Atlanta Beat, and Western NY Flash) have joined the league and are committed to a 2012 season.
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I, personally, believe that if WPS folds before the years ends that it will be place a huge impact on the future of women’s soccer in the US. (I suppose that goes without saying.) I believe that on a national level other countries will continue to grow, including several other professional women’s leagues (Sweden, Germany, England, Sweden - just to name a few) - with the world wide growth, the USWNT will ultimately become less of a powerhouse team as they have been over the last few decades. This too could go without saying, as other nations have slowly been sneaking up behind the US for the last few years. But I strongly hope this will not be due to the loss of the WPS…
Can anything be done to save Women’s Professional Soccer?
What others are saying about the possible downfall of the league?
What are your thoughts?
Footy love, nikhak