MLS makes move toward womenÆs league
Major League Soccer is sending a letter to the United States Soccer Federation notifying the sport's governing body of the league's intent to submit an application for a Division I professional women's soccer league.
This decision follows the Feb. 15 announcement of intentions by billionaire and Discovery Communications CEO Ted Hendricks to start a women's pro league (WUSA).
"MLS believes that the formation of a women's professional soccer league creates a unique opportunity for the entire sport of soccer in the United States," said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. "We are great believers in women's soccer and feel we have the experience, resources and operational expertise to effectively create and manage a professional women's soccer league."
(After a review process and full report, U.S. Soccer's National Council will vote on sanctioning for the women's professional league at its annual general meeting August 16-20 in New York City.)
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