Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Women's league cuts back schedule
by Paul Kennedy, December 8th, 2010 4:11PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  wps

MOST COMMENTED

[WPS] Women’s Professional Soccer will play an 18-game schedule in 2011 and shorten the length of the season, beginning the weekend of April 9-10 and concluding with its championship game the weekend of Aug. 27-28. It will also take off two weeks for the Women's World Cup, which will be played June 26-July 17 in Germany.

The 2011 schedule is similar to the schedule in 2009, its debut season. It expanded its schedule from 20 to 24 games in 2010 and went until the last weekend of September.

Average attendance dropped 23 percent to 3,601 fans per game in WPS's second season.

WPS will retain the same single-elimination playoff format that will culminate with the regular-season champion hosting the semifinal winner in the final.

“Going into Year three, we are refining and adjusting our schedule to put in place what works best for our teams, fans and national television,” said WPS CEO Anne-Marie Eileraas. “We are returning to our timeline from the inaugural season, which will accommodate the World Cup and hopefully boost average team attendance.”

WPS will return for a third season on Fox Soccer Channel with "WPS Sunday on FSC."



0 comments
  1. Sarah Thompson
    commented on: December 14, 2010 at 11:03 p.m.
    Please help support the WPS by signing this petition to ask ESPN to report on the league in its Bottomline ticker. Thank you! http://tinyurl.com/28xrs2m

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
This week in women's college soccer    
The hottest team in the country is No. 6 South Carolina, which has run off 10 ...
Klinsmann puts stop to England talk, quickly    
Not for the first time, U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann been linked to a major ...
TV Report: Fox Sports to air U-17 Women's World Cup    
Fox Sports will broadcast all 32 games from the 2016 U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan ...
NWSL: Heath and Long head MVP finalists    
Tobin Heath and Allie Long, teammates on the regular-season champion Portland Thorns and the U.S. national ...
What They're Saying: Thomas Tuchel    
"Today we wanted to see if we could play with the same pace, the same tempo, ...
MLS Retirement: Concussions end Wahl's journey    
After suffering two concussions in 2016, Columbus Crew defender Tyson Wahl intends to retire at the ...
MLS Moves: Union's Barnetta will return to Switzerland    
Swiss international Tranquillo Barnetta, 31, will leave the Philadelphia Union at the end of the 2016 ...
CCL: Good night for MLS clubs in Central America    
The New York Red Bulls clinched a berth in the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals for ...
Crowd Count: NWSL attendance jumps 10 percent    
Once again, the Portland Thorns led the NWSL in average attendance with a record 16,945 fans ...
What They're Saying: Carli Lloyd    
"People are only talking about the kneeling aspect of it. I think it becomes more of ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives