Women's Professional Soccer, the new women's pro league, announced plans to add a team in Philadelphia in 2010. It hopes to play in the new soccer
stadium expected to open in Chester, Pa., in 2010, the same year an MLS Philadelphia expansion team will begin play. Matthew Driver
, CEO of the
Delaware Valley's Team Dynamic, LLC, will serve as managing partner of the Philadelphia WPS team.
"Since signing on the dotted line with our initial seven investor groups in September
of last year, we've had our sights set on adding an eighth team to the league," said WPS Commissioner Tonya Antonucci
. "In Philadelphia, we have the
perfect foundation for success, combining a strong operating group with the city's recent acquisition of an MLS team to create a prime market for women's soccer."
Antonucci didn't rule
out the possibility that an eighth WPS team will play in the 2009 inaugural season.