More announcements loom for new women’s league

Jeff Kassouf August 30, 2012 7

As the United States women prepare to face Costa Rica in the first of several games on their “Fan Tribute Tour,” the new women’s soccer league in the works is set to reveal further details about itself in the coming days, including a name and more founding teams.

A league name has been decided on and registered as a trademark, Boston Breakers managing partner Michael Stoller said. The announcement of that name, along with further scheduling details and further identification of participating teams should all come at the beginning of next week, although earlier is still a possibility.

The league will likely have at least 10 teams and possibly 12 teams to start in 2013, Stoller added. That includes a presence on both the East and West Coasts along with the Midwest.

The core group of teams involved in starting the league (to date only Boston, Sky Blue FC of New Jersey, the Chicago Red Stars and a Seattle team not named the Sounders have been publicly identified) seems anxious to capitalize on the attention surrounding the U.S. women’s national team. Thus, an announcement on Friday or Saturday may not be out of the question for an announcement, though it is less likely.

Any takers on what the name will be? We’ve been playing detective to look up trademarks, but haven’t made any progress.

  • ToSeek

    David Jones of the Maryland Capitols has made some noises about a big announcement coming regarding a DC-area women’s club team. Wouldn’t surprise me if the two are tied in.

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  • DC Curious

    Not sure about Boston, they advertised season tickets for 2013 Elite season only yesterday on their website, and have on reliable source that Elite division is a GO for 2013

  • Erin

    Please, oh please, let one of the teams find a home in Portland, Oregon!

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  • any comments of KC being one of new league cities. What about KC Shock?

    • Steglitz49

      About 10 days ago it was announced that FC Kansas City (maybe LFC KC) had gotten the contract. This is a feminine outdoor version of the Major Indoor Soccer League’s “Missouri Comets”.

      I also had hoped that the Shock mught have aced it but apparently not. I had not heard that KC had gotten a second club, but seeing how common two clubs in a city is in Europe where soccer hails from, maybe there will be one one day.