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.