Women's Premier Soccer League
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Women's Premier Soccer League
Women's Premier Soccer League
Women's Premier Soccer League (logo).png
Founded 1997
Country United States
Other club(s) from Canada
Puerto Rico
Confederation CONCACAF
Divisions 17
Number of teams 108
Current champions Seattle Sounders Women
(2018)
Most championships California Storm
(3 titles)
Website wpslsoccer.com

The Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is a national women's soccer league in the United States and Puerto Rico, and is on the second level of women's soccer in the United States soccer pyramid, below National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and roughly equal with United Women's Soccer (UWS). The WPSL is the largest women's soccer league in the world (in terms of number of clubs) .

The WPSL started as the Western Division of the W-League, before breaking away to form its own league in 1997. The league is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association, an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).

When the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) suspended play in 2012, WPSL moved forward with its ambitions toward professionalism and created the WPSL Elite League.[1] Officially, the Elite League was a pro-am league, though the vast majority of teams (including three former WPS teams) were fully professional. The Elite league ceased operation in 2013.

Clubs

WPSL East Region
Colonial Division Metropolitan Division Mid-Atlantic Division Ohio Valley
Legacy W76 SC Long Island Fury BuxMont Torch FC AAFC Lumberjills
Old Dominion Cesena USA New Jersey Wildcats Hershey SC Cincinnati Sirens FC
Virginia Beach City FC New York Athletic Club Lehigh Valley Tempest Cleveland Ambassadors
Washington Spirit Reserves Rhode Island Rogues Penn Fusion SA Columbus Eagles FC
SUSA Academy Philly Fever Empire REVS
FC Pride
Indy Saints FC
Motor City FC
Pittsburgh Steel City FC
WPSL Central Region
Heartland Division North Division South Texas Division Southwest Division
Des Moines Menace Chicago City FC AHFC Royals FC Dallas Women
Fire & Ice SC Chicago Red Stars Reserves Lonestar SC FC Wichita
KC Courage Dakota Fusion FC San Antonio Blossoms Fortuna Tulsa
Kansas City Athletics Fire 98 SC Texas Titans Little Rock Rangers
Springfield Demize Milwaukee Lady Torrent TTI: Bluebonnets Oklahoma City FC
St. Louis Lions Minnesota Lady Twinstars FC Texas Spurs FC
WPSL South Region
Carolinas Division Southeast Division Sunshine Division Gulf Division
Asheville City SC Chattanooga FC DME WFC Alabama FC
Beaufort County FC Emerald Force FC Surge Baton Rouge SC
Carolina Lady Dynamo Memphis Lobos Florida Gulf Coast Dutch Lions FC Mississippi Blues SC
Carolina Rapids Nashville Rhythm FC Florida Krush Pensacola FC Women
Charleston Fleet Peachtree City MOBA Florida Sol FC Ranger Ladies FC
Discoveries FC Lady Tropics SC
Lake Norman Eclipse Puerto Rico Pride FC
Oak City United Tampa Bay United
Team Boca Blast
WPSL West Region
Coastal Division Pac North - Mountain Division Northwest Division Pac North - Bay Area Division Pac South Division
Beach Futbol Club Players SC Eugene Timbers FC Azul California Storm FC Pacific
FRAM Ajax Q-11 FCM Portland Fresno FC Ladies FC Tucson Women
LA Premier FC Reno-Tahoe Liberty FC ISC Gunners FC MVLA Wolves LA Galaxy San Diego
LA Villa FC Utah Arrows PACNW-OSA Marin FC Alliance Phoenix Del Sol
Legends FC Utah Red Devils Seattle Sounders Women Pleasanton Rage San Diego Parceiro Ladies
Pateadores THUSC Diamonds Primero de Mayo San Diego WFC SeaLions
SoCal FC TSS FC Rovers San Francisco Nighthawks SoCal Union FC
Westside Timbers San Ramon FC

[2]

Former teams

WPSL champions

Staff

Executive Committee

  • Sean Jones - President
  • Rich Sparling - Commissioner
  • DeBray Ayala - Vice-President
  • Brad Lund - Vice-President

Front Office

  • Beth Patterson - Team Services Director
  • James Poling - Communications Director
  • Robyn Healy - Marketing Director
  • Jeramie McPeek - Creative Content
  • Dr. Vytas Ringus - Medical Director
  • David Simmons - Referee Coordinator

Associate Commissioners

  • Jessica Mendez - East Region
  • Kendra Halterman - South Region
  • Matt Homonoff - Central Region
  • Macy Jo Harrison - West Region

[3][4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (February 9, 2012). "WPSL Elite League launches for 2012 with Flash, Breakers, Red Stars, FC Indiana". equalizersoccer.com. Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ WPSL Teams by Region
  3. ^ WPSL Staff Directory
  4. ^ Scavuzzo, Christine (October 24, 2017). "WPSL's new commissioner Sparling takes over". GoalNation.com. Retrieved 2017. 

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