New women's league plans to launch

Hoping to build on interest in teams seeking a home following the demise of the W-League or having dissatisfaction with the WPSL, United Women’s Soccer (UWS) hopes to become what it describes as  a "national second division league" with collegians and aspiring pro players sanctioned by USASA.

In a statement, the league said will begin an open application process within the next few weeks. UWS announced eight teams in the East -- among them the New England Mutiny, New York Magic and Long Island Rough Riders -- and plans to focus on adding a West region for play in its inaugural season.

UWS appointed EDP to oversee the application process from interested parties, as well as the marketing responsibilities and day-to-day operations for the league

"We're extremely excited to be playing a part in the formation of UWS," EDP president Steve Shilling said. "This is an important component of the soccer model in America, and in particular for advancing the women's game. UWS is the perfect complement as it completes our progression from pre-teens through to college and beyond. With the founding members as a solid base, we look forward to working with other adult women's clubs around the nation."
1 comment about "New women's league plans to launch".
  1. R2 Dad, December 25, 2015 at 12:32 a.m.

    The derby nature of play between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver should be the impetus for any new women's league. Glad to see they're addressing that on the East Coast. Might I suggest an SF/Oakland/San Jose triad in NorCal?

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