Thursday, November 15, 2012

KC Part of New Women's League?

This coming spring, US Soccer is set to launch another women's professional soccer league in the United States, the previous two, the WUSA, and the WPS both folded after 3 seasons.  This third attempt looks to be working more directly with US Soccer as the national governing body.  Word out today is that the league will contain 8 teams, 4 former teams from the WPS, the Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, Western New York Flash, and Sky Blue FC and 4 new teams in DC, Portland, Seattle, and Kansas City.

Yes, that's right, according to the rumor from Soccer Wire, Kansas City is one of the team's on the list to get a women's professional soccer team in the new league.  None of the details have been announced regarding the league and the potential window to start the 2013 season is getting smaller. 

I know plenty of people have been wanting a women's team in Kansas City to cheer for alongside Sporting KC.  There is no news on the ownership of the potential women's team, but one could guess that it could be Sporting Club, as another potential team under the Sporting umbrella along with Sporting and the KC Blues rugby team as suggested here

The interesting thing if this rumor is true, is that it would give Kansas City two women's soccer teams in the city.  The second being the Kansas City Shock, who are getting ready to join the existing WPSL league.  Two women's teams could definitely make for a potentially crowded soccer landscape in Kansas City with two women's teams, Sporting, the Brass, and the Comets, all fighting for entertainment dollars of fans.


James Starrit said...

MISL is not soccer :D

Rob Swenson said...

Where would they play? The Swope park expansion might have been their stadium. If only kcmo could get it done.

Mike said...

The Swope complex seating was only going to be 800-1000, not sure that US Soccer would see that as good enough for a professional women's team.

Anonymous said...

I think a woman's team goes well with the Sporting Club model and it would be great for the city. BUT I'm not sure I would ever go to games unless they were before the men's clubs matches or really cheap to attend.