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11 Reasons to Love the W League

By Staff, 04/27/23, 9:45AM EDT


WE'RE BACK; 2023 W League kicks off on May 6


The excitement around the 2023 USL W League season kicking off is infectious! With less than 10 days away we wanted to put together 11 reasons why we love the W League! 

Check them out below and be sure to share why you love the W League on social media using #ForTheW and tagging out league accounts at @USLWLeague.

  1. The W League creates thousands of opportunities both on the field and off the field for woman to work and play in soccer. 
  2. In its first season, the W League had over 40 players sign professional contracts both in the United States and abroad. 
  3. The 2022 W League final had a sellout crowd of nearly 6,500 fans in Eagan, MN
  4. W League had three SportsCenter Top 10 goals last season. How many will the league have this season? 
  5. The W League just announced its first team in Texas, ATX WoSo. 
  6. Six 2022 NCAA D1 women’s soccer champions from UCLA are set to play for the W this season; Neeku Purcell (Oly Town FC), Bridgette Marin-Valencia, America Frias, Kathryn Kelly, Julia Saunicheva and Peyton Marcisz (SF Glens SC). 
  7. Because our President, Amanda Vandervort, was on Premier League Mornings and spoke about the USL Women's Pathway, including the importance of the W League.
  8. This season, the league will span 23 states and will feature 65 clubs across 10 divisions including the addition of a NorCal Division, a Northwest Division and a Valley Division. 
  9. The W League is one step on the USL women’s pathway. In addition to the W League, the pathway has the pre-professional USL Academy and professional USL Super League, which is set to kickoff in Aug 2024.  
  10. This season, the W League will showcase players who have represented over 40 unique youth and senior national federations.  
  11. The W League just hit 11,000 followers on Twitter!

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