Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
FC Indiana leaves WPSL for W-League
October 19th, 2007 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

FC Indiana is leaving the WPSL, where it has won two league titles in the last year years, for the W-League, its rival women's league.

FC Indiana, which won league championships in 2005 and 2007, has acquired the W-League franchise rights for Indianapolis and will begin play in the 2008 season in the Midwest Division. FC Indiana also captured the 2005 USASA Women's National Open Cup and reached the 2007 final.

In the 2007 WPSL final, FC Indiana started players from six different countries -- USA, Russia, Spain, Mexico, Italy and Australia -- against New England.

"Joining the W-League represents a new and exciting challenge for all our players and coaching staff," said Coach Shek Borkowski.

FC Indiana has incorporated a youth program and a recently opened indoor facility, which is home to their office in Lafayette, Ind. The 60,000 square foot multi-level facility houses an indoor training field on one floor with the offices, locker rooms, and exercise facility on the other.

The team will play its home games at Kuntz Memorial Stadium in Indianapolis, the previous home of the Indiana Blaze (W-League) and Blast (USL First Division).

Club ownership is also involved with the ownership group led by former Chicago Fire executive Peter Wilt for the Chicago-based team committed to the new professional women's soccer league set to begin play in 2009.

They would be the third W-League franchise directly involved in the launch of the new league, joining Jersey Sky Blue and the former WUSA team Washington Freedom.

The W-League recently announced another expansion team for 2008: the Pali Blues, a Southern California team to be headed up by successful W-League coach Charlie Naimo.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Where to Watch European Soccer    
The new European club season has started up. Here are places Soccer America readers recommend where ...
Galaxy drops precious points at San Jose    
[MLS: Sunday] Even if they were on the road, games against Montreal, last in the overall ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] No. 12 Pepperdine staved off heartbreak at Kentucky, recovering from a last-minute equalizer to ...
Green makes Hamburg debut, Jacobson hits winner    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Julian Green made his Bundesliga, starting in Hamburg's 2-0 loss at archrival Hannover 96 ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Saturday] Sophomore Ashley Hatch led BYU to a 2-0 win over No. 24 Long Beach ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Saturday] Brandon Aubrey's goal in the 75th minute gave No. 1 Notre Dame a 1-0 ...
Orlando City upset in quarterfinals    
[USL PRO: Quarterfinals] Antoine Hoppenot, on loan from the Philadelphia Union, scored in the 39th minute ...
Ticos crowned again, Pappa and Penedo win top honors    
[COPA CENTROAMERICANA] Costa Rica won its eighth Central American title, beating Guatemala, 2-1, in the final ...
Morgan and Wambach are back    
[USA-MEXICO] The Concacaf Women's Championship could get ugly. Mexico is considered the only team with a ...
Guzan's Aston Villa climbs into second place    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Both Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) and Tim Howard (Everton) recorded shutouts on the road ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives