Category Archives: Women’s Professional Soccer

U.S. Soccer announces new eight-team women’s pro soccer league

A new eight-team women’s league is set to begin play in 2013, U.S. Soccer announced on Wednesday. Continue reading »

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WPS folds after three seasons

It is a dark day for women's soccer in America. Women's Professional Soccer is no more. WPS has stopped operations permanently and is dissolving after three seasons, the league announced on Friday. "We sincerely regret having to take this course … Continue reading »

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WPS suspends 2012 season

  Another milestone was achieved this past weekend for women's professional soccer in the United States, as the U.S. women's national team qualified for the Olympics. Unfortunately for the players, they might not have a domestic season in which to … Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Villa not for sale, Suarez racism hearing begins and more

By FRANCO PANIZO David Villa may not be living up to expectations this season with Barcelona, but that doesn't mean the club is in any rush to get rid of him. Pep Guardiola spoke to reporters in Japan ahead of … Continue reading »

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WPS gets conditional sanctioning for 2012

Having faced uncertainty about its future in recent weeks and months, WPS appears to have avoided doomsday. At least for now. WPS reportedly received conditional Division 1 sanctioning for 2012 from U.S. Soccer's board of directors on Monday evening despite … Continue reading »

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Wednesday Kickoff: Knighton waived, Dynamo delay groundbreaking and more

Photo by Howard C. Smith/ By AVI CREDITOR The Philadelphia Union's goalkeeping corps is down to a 39-year-old veteran and a 19-year-old rookie. The team elected to waive Brad Knighton Tuesday, parting ways with the 25-year-old netminder who started eight … Continue reading »

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Saint Louis Athletica folding, AC St. Louis safe for now

The financial mess in St. Louis has claimed its first victim. It was announced that St. Louis Athletica of the WPS will fold, becoming the second club to fold this year in the league. Jeff Cooper, one of the financial … Continue reading »

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WPS Week 6: A Look Ahead

  By DANIEL LAULETTA Week 6 in Women's Professional Soccer got off to a memorable start on Friday night, with Marta scoring a pair of goals to lead FC Gold Pride to a 2-1 win over the Boston Breakers at … Continue reading »

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WPS Week 5: A Look Back

By DAN LAULETTA WPS leadership has done a wonderful job pulling together a group of committed owners and selling sponsorships, but the decision to approve last week’s trade between Sky Blue FC and Saint Louis Athletica was curious at best, indefensible … Continue reading »

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WPS, Atlanta set to open first women’s soccer stadium

by DAN LAULETTA One week shy of 11 years since Columbus Crew Stadium ushered in a pivotal era in the history of American soccer, a smaller stadium opening in Atlanta has the potential to carry the same significance for women’s soccer … Continue reading »

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WPS Week Four: A Look Ahead

By DAN LAULETTA For the first time in its short history, every WPS team will play on the same day.  And for only the second time in the regular season, there will be no games this Sunday.  Highlighting today's matches … Continue reading »

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WPS Week 3: A Look Back

Photo by Tony Quinn/ By DAN LAULETTA Amy Rodriguez, Allison Falk, and Lianne Sanderson score during a second half flurry to lead the Philadelphia Independence to a come-from-behind, 3-1 victory over the Washington Freedom.  It was the first win for the … Continue reading »

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