25 responses

  1. Heft
    December 15, 2012

    Portland, Boston, and Chicago have some good names.

    I’d like to see this idea get off the ground. It’s going to take some smart marketing, and low overhead. I’d support a Houston NWSL club.

  2. Dan
    December 15, 2012

    if they had ANY brains in marketing…they would have womens teams associated withthe established men’s MLS and play right before scheduled games..pull in additional fans for a ‘doubleheader’ AND build exposure

    • Wendell Gee
      December 16, 2012

      You honestly don’t think they thought of that? What do you think MLS likely said about the idea?

  3. Graham Costigan-Cripps
    December 15, 2012

    I would love to see this league join with the other teams in the MLS and be able to use their stadiums, it would be very successful if you can join the leagues sort of like what the Premier League does

  4. L
    December 15, 2012

    definently not. :(

    • L
      December 15, 2012

      wait until MLS get bigger, then do WNBA style like NBA. Women players must stop being cocky.

  5. SoCal Soccer Mom
    December 15, 2012

    Ah, the Spirit was the name of the San Dieog team. They did well,, here’s to the new Spirit – may they live long and prosper.

  6. Soccer Guy
    December 16, 2012

    How many times have they had a league now?

  7. el paso tx wants NASL
    December 16, 2012

    if a women soccer league wants to make it, then work with Mls. Make the women play before the men and even have the same name. As for the league name, is alright and the logo is better than MLS. Hopefully the league grows and partners with MLS one day, just like I want NASL to become MLS2 and USL should be MLS3. As for MLS, they need a new logo as soon as they hit 20 teams. For example if the mexican league has a new name,new logo, league theme song, then why not MLS. I would the name of NAPL north america premier league or NAP1 north america premier 1 or something unique but american with the colors of the USA flag in the logo but don’t put the word soccer in the league name because that is so unoriginal.

    • JoeDub83
      December 16, 2012

      actually having soccer in the name is Very original considering the rest of the world calls it football

      • nato
        December 16, 2012

        Australians, Kiwis, Chinese, Indians and a few more call it soccer I believe

      • Gnarls
        December 16, 2012

        +1

    • slowleftarm
      December 16, 2012

      Yep NFL, NBA and MLB don’t have the name of the sport in the league titile. Oh wait…

  8. el paso tx wants NASL
    December 16, 2012

    By the way, I have never been able to find other names that the MLS were thinking of using and logo. Oh and that name chicago red stars is better than fire and crew, earthquakes, revolution, real salt lake :)

  9. ziggy
    December 16, 2012

    The women blew off MLS after the ’99 WWC hoopla when they started WUSA. Let ‘em squirm a while. The only women’s pro team league that has lasted is WNBA, and that’ll sink when Stern retires next year

  10. Hopper
    December 16, 2012

    That logo is 91 million times better than the MLS logo.

    • JoeDub83
      December 16, 2012

      why?

  11. Sean
    December 16, 2012

    Adidas Owns the apparel rights with MLS while NWSL has a contract with Nike. This is why NWSL cannot share names or back to back games with MLS. Portland wanted to call their team the Timbers.

  12. nato
    December 16, 2012

    Houston, SF, Orlando, Los Angeles need to given clubs over the next few years

    • slowleftarm
      December 16, 2012

      Why?

  13. nato
    December 16, 2012

    North American Premier League. I love it or NAPLS. BUt yes 20-24 teams with a 2nd division with 12-16 teams. Thats how Id like it in a decade or 2 from now on with a semi-pro 3rd division. Maybe even 16 teams in the womens league

  14. psu2dcu
    December 16, 2012

    As much as I wish them all the best, I just don’t think Women’s game is commercially viable. They just don’t have a business model that works.

    Unfortunately, I see 2 to 3 more years and out.

  15. nickp
    December 16, 2012

    Good luck to the National Women’s Soccer League it’s about time a women’s pro soccer league

  16. OBRick
    December 16, 2012

    Her planted foot looks to far forward.

  17. MA1 Rodriguez
    December 16, 2012

    How many female leagues? been in the last ten years?

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