has been named the first president of the USL Super League, the United Soccer League's new pro women’s soccer league slated to kick off in 2023.
Vandervort is one of the most respected executives in soccer with more than 20 years of experience at MLS, heading up its social media strategy, FIFPRO, where she was the chief women’s football officer, and United Soccer Coaches, where she served a one-year term as president.
USL CEO Alec Papadakis
“Amanda is one of the most accomplished soccer executives in the United States. Her expertise includes global women’s soccer matters, partnerships, marketing, league expansion, club strategy, grassroots initiatives, and business development. Just as importantly, Amanda’s perspective as a former player and coach aligns with the culture of our organization and that of our other senior executives.”
No teams have yet been named for the USL Super League, for which United Soccer League will seek Division II sanctioning from U.S. Soccer.
The USL will launch the amateur women's league, USL W League, in 2022. Chicago City SC was announced last week as the 20th confirmed team for the W League’s inaugural season.