It has been awhile since I have written about women's soccer, so I thought I would pen a quick update about the good news coming out of the soccer world. Toward the end of 2012, U.S. Soccer created a new professional women's soccer league set to kick-off in 2013. This is huge news on the heels of the United States women's soccer successes during the 2012 Olympics.
The U.S. Soccer Federation seized an opportunity to revitalize a fan base that has been through many ups and downs over the past two decades. U.S. Soccer recognizes there is a fan base for women's soccer in the United States and that the talent in the United States grows every year. With every Olympics and World Cup, the women in the United States get better.
The details of the new league are:
- There will be eight teams in the league
- The cities that will house teams are: Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, Western New York, New Jersey, Portland, Seattle and Washington D.C.
- Teams, like the Colorado Rapids, have created women's minor league teams to be part of their clubs.
- The league has hired coaches and some staffs for their teams but rosters have not been created yet.
The excitement around the new league is building and I think 2013 could be the year that a Women's Professional league is successful in the United States. Now fans just need to go out and support the teams and cheer on the women. As we know in the United States, the women tend to win more than the men, so it is a worthwhile investment for the fan!