The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) was established in 2012 as a successor to Women’s Professional Soccer (2007–2012), which was itself the successor to Women’s United Soccer Association (2001–2003). The league began play in 2013 with eight teams, four of which were former members of Women’s Professional Soccer. With the addition of two expansion teams in Houston and Orlando since the league’s founding, it now has 9 teams based throughout the United States
With three franchises gone in the last two seasons, can the league’s rising standards be met by any organization that doesn’t have another means of support? Will the vision of independent women’s soccer teams have to be sacrificed in the name of the NWSL’s survival? More directly, what is life like for the NWSL’s independent clubs six seasons into the league’s existence?
The Goal of this episode is to cover a little bit of the history of the NWSL and Women’s Professional Soccer in the U.S in general as well as highlighting the standouts of the NWSL and what makes the NWSL different from other Professional Women’s Soccer Leagues of the past.
We discussed this and much more in this weeks episode!
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