Sunday, March 29, 2009

Women's Professional Soccer League Game Today, March 29, 6pm ET

Women's Professional Soccer League Inaugural Match
Today, Sunday, March 29, 6pm ET

Los Angeles Sol v. Washington Freedom
Watch on Fox Soccer Channel or Fox Sports Net

Players will be on Twitter giving updates during the game!

I am very excited about this. I am a huge soccer fan in a country that is generally not as excited about the game as many parts of the world. As a soccer player myself, I have always enjoyed being able to look up to women players, but unfortunately, professional women's soccer in America has not been very successful in the past.

The precursor to Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) was the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA). WUSA was the first professional women's soccer league in the United States, but after only three seasons (2001 to 2003), the league was forced to cease its operations after substantial financial loss, largely attributed to lack of interest.

Out of the failure of WUSA eventually emerged WPS which consists of seven teams across the country (to learn more about the teams, visit this page).

Today marks the inaugural match of the WPS league, and I hope anyone who enjoys soccer, or sports in general, will tune in if possible and support these women athletes.

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