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Women's Premier Soccer League
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CountriesUnited States
ConfederationUS Soccer
Founded1997
Divisions11
Number of teams67
Levels on pyramid2
Promotion toNone
Relegation toNone
Current championsBeach Futbol Club
(2014)
Most championshipsCalifornia Storm
(3 titles)
WebsiteOfficial site in English
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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 2nd level of women's soccer in the United States soccer pyramid, alongside the W-League and below National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).

There are both professional/senior teams and amateur teams in the WPSL. An organization has to choose to be one or the other due to NCAA regulations, since collegiate players cannot play on pro teams.

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 as an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).

The WPSL is unique in that it is one of the few women's leagues to spawn a men's league, rather than the other way around: the Men's Premier Soccer League, later the National Premier Soccer League, was created as an offshoot of the WPSL in 2003. According to the official WPSL website, the WPSL is the largest (in terms of number of teams) women's soccer league in the world.

When WPS suspended play for the 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 team (including three former WPS teams) were fully professional. At the same time, an U-20 league was also created,[2] further expanding the WPSL structure. Teams in the U-20 will mostly be associated with existing WPSL teams, but some will be stand-alone organizations.

2014 TeamsEdit

Pacific ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

South DivisionEdit

Big Sky ConferenceEdit

Northwest ConferenceEdit

Sunshine ConferenceEdit

Southeast ConferenceEdit

Midwest ConferenceEdit

Central DivisionEdit

Great Lakes DivisionEdit

Northeast ConferenceEdit

New England DivisionEdit

Mid-Atlantic DivisionEdit

Quad-State DivisionEdit

South Atlantic DivisionEdit

WPSL - League Champions (1998-current)Edit

SeasonChampionCoachRunner-Up
1998Silicon Valley Red Devils
1999California Storm
2000San Diego WFC SeaLions
2001Ajax America Women
2002California Storm
2003Utah Spiders
2004California StormNew England Mutiny
2005F.C. Indiana22x20pxShek BorkowskiCalifornia Storm
2006Long Island FuryEngland Paul RileyRiver Cities FC
2007F.C. Indiana22x20pxShek BorkowskiNew England Mutiny
2008Ajax America WomenUnited States Brian BoswellArizona Rush
2009Long Island FuryEngland Paul RileyAjax America Women
2010Boston AztecUnited States Mike KerskerAjax America Women
2011Orange County WavesChicago Red Stars
2012Gulf Coast TexansAztec MA
2013San Diego WFC SeaLionsJen Lalor-NielsenHouston Aces
2014Beach Futbol Club Houston Aces

Former TeamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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