Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) was the top level professional women’s soccer league in the United States. It began play on March 29, 2009. The league was composed of seven teams for its first two seasons and fielded six teams for the 2011 season, with continued plans for future expansion. The WPS was the highest level in the United States soccer pyramid for the women’s game.
On January 30, 2012, the league announced suspension of the 2012 season, citing several internal organization struggles as the primary cause. Some of these issues included an ongoing legal battle with magicJack owner Dan Borislow and the lack of resources invested into the league. On May 18, 2012 WPS announced the league folded and would not return in 2013. After the WPS folded, the National Women’s Soccer League formed in 2013 and took WPS’s place as the top professional women’s soccer league.
|League||Sport||Season||# of Teams||Team Change||Games||Games Change||Total Attendance||TA Change||Average Attendance||AA Change||Source|
|Women’s Professional Soccer||Association Football Women||2009||7 USA||untracked||70||untracked||327,878||untracked||4,684||untracked||kenn.com|
|Women’s Professional Soccer||Association Football Women||2010||8 USA||14.29%||87||24.29%||323,554||-1.32%||3,595||-23.25%||kenn.com|
|Women’s Professional Soccer||Association Football Women||2011||8 USA||0.00%||87||0.00%||189,984||-41.28%||3,518||-2.14%||kenn.com|
- Women’s Professional Soccer Attendance 2009 to 2011 - October 30, 2017
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