US Lower Division News, 2021

Discussion in 'US Women's Lower Divisions' started by SiberianThunderT, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Yeah, if there's anything consistent in US soccer outside of MLS, it's that there is no consistency. Clubs come and go soooo easily....
     
  2. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Seems like UWS and WPSL have begun play already, while the amateur USL Women's league, rumored to start sometime this year, seems AWOL.

    UWS and UWS-L2 both kicked off in their respective Midwest conferences two weeks ago, with a total of four games (three in L1, one in L2).
    https://uwssoccer.com/2021-uws-season-kicks-off/
    https://uwssoccer.com/2021-week-1-roundup-midwest/
    The East and Southwest conferences then began play this past weekend as well:
    https://uwssoccer.com/2021-week-2-roundup/

    In WPSL, ten teams played their opening matches this past weekend, and you *can* see the results on the standings page, but it's more than a little wonky... A sixth match was played in the Carolinas yesterday as well
    https://wpslsoccer.com/news/2021/05/14/the-wpsls-23rd-season-opens-today
    https://wpslsoccer.com/standings
    https://wpslsoccer.com/schedule

    In WISL... Carrie Taylor has now left the organization. :ROFLMAO:

    It's the league's only Tweet this entire month so far. Don't see this league getting even the slightest bit of momentum at this point, with just one team (whose brother club has yet to acknowledge it) and now no leader.
     
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  3. Phenix

    Phenix Member+

    D.C. United
    Oct 5, 2019
    This is merely a pet project for one of Club 9 Sports members, Prutch's daughter.

    Not saying that's a bad thing, but with an already questionable and shaky NISA, one does have to ask if they prematurely want to establish a division 2 professional's women soccer league in a short time, with newcomer leaders that only has 10 minutes of real soccer experience.

    I highly doubt that WISL commence play in a years' time. Seems like a total organizational mess.
     
  4. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  6. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    "pre-professional".... what a ridiculous and ingenuous term. It's an amateur league, they just want to sound fancy. It honestly feels like a slap in the face.
     
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  8. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
  9. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member+

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    Equivalent to turning the words used to pre-own.
     
  10. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Most definitely not equivalent. "used" and "owned" aren't that far away from each other in meaning; "professional" and "amateur" are complete opposites.
     
  11. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Connecticut Pro Soccer
    Hartford Athletic is getting a "pre-professional" Hartford Athletic women's team. Details are still forthcoming but it looks to be a tier 4 level team similar to USL League Two (AC Connecticut) or NPSL (Hartford City). Hopefully, there are many more teams prior to the first game because it will be very difficult to afford national travel costs for a semi-pro women's team.
     
  12. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana BigSoccer Supporter

    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I second the aforementioned wonkiness of the WPSL site, and have tweeted about it to no avail. The "Plymouth Division" (entirely within my county) has gone, IIRC, from 6, to 5, to 2 teams in th span of a week. I would love to follow the division, but...¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     

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