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.
- The W League creates thousands of opportunities both on the field and off the field for woman to work and play in soccer.
- In its first season, the W League had over 40 players sign professional contracts both in the United States and abroad.
- The 2022 W League final had a sellout crowd of nearly 6,500 fans in Eagan, MN.
- W League had three SportsCenter Top 10 goals last season. How many will the league have this season?
- The W League just announced its first team in Texas, ATX WoSo.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- This season, the W League will showcase players who have represented over 40 unique youth and senior national federations.
- The W League just hit 11,000 followers on Twitter!