Seven cities committed today; additional markets in consideration to host teams featuring players from the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup and 2008 Olympic Games
WSII CEO Tonya Antonucci named as new league’s commissioner
SAN FRANCISCO (September 4th, 2007) – A new North American women’s professional soccer league – under the temporary working title of Women’s Soccer LLC – has been formally established in the United States by seven investor groups, with play beginning in the spring of 2009. Initial teams will be based in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New Jersey/New York, St. Louis, and Washington D.C..
Though funding could have allowed for a 2008 start date, team owners finalized the 2009 launch date based on a number of factors, including the 2007 FIFA World Cup and 2008 Olympic Games.