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Women’s Professional Soccer folding permanently

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on May 18, 2012 at 7:55 am with No Comments »
May 18, 2012 8:01 am

The 3-year-old Women’s Professional Soccer league is folding after three seasons.

The WPS was considered the higher-level — but financially shakier — women’s league than the USL’s W-League, of which Sounders Women is a member.

According to the Associated Press this morning:

(The WPS) board of governors announced Friday it had agreed to suspend all operations permanently. The league had canceled the 2012 season in January, at the time hoping to return next year.

The league’s predecessor, WUSA, also lasted only three seasons.

The 2012 season was scrapped amid a legal dispute with an ousted owner. League officials had clashed with Dan Borislow of the South Florida franchise all last season. The WPS says it’s reached a confidential out-of-court settlement with Borislow, who had sued the league.

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