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
    *disingenuous, derp
     
  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)_/¯
     
  13. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Athletic
    W-League will launch with eight teams, two of which will be in Minnesota and Washington, D.C.
     
  14. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

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

    msilverstein47 Member+

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

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #66 msilverstein47, Jul 19, 2021
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2021
    Nipun Chopra, PhD
    @NipunChopra7

    8h
    Lansing United President, Jeremy Sampson, confirms that this season was the team's final season in the UWS (or anywhere). The men's team played in the NPSL and then briefly in USL League One (as Lansing Ignite). 2013-2021 is (sadly) a heckuva run in the lower divisions.

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  17. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    I'm honestly kinda surprised there weren't more teams disappearing before the 2021 season began... Even with lower-division WoSo costing pennies compared to BroSo, I would have thought that owners losing capital after 2020 would've cut their losses when they could. The fact that both WPSL and UWS grew from 2020 to 2021 is quite impressive.
     
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  18. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

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

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    https://www.uslwleague.com/news_article/show/1177979

    USL W League is poised for a month of continued expansion. The League is expected to welcome at least 10 new clubs throughout the month of August and into early September, progressing rapidly towards its projected membership target of 30 teams for its inaugural season in 2022.
     
  20. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    midwestmuskrats
    @midwestmuskrats
    1h
    BREAKING NEWS: We are excited to announce that we are joining the Women’s Premier Soccer League @WPSL
    for the 2022 season, we are the first ever team to join in Northwest Indiana.
     
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  21. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member+

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    This is my idea but I know it won’t happen, but they should have promotion and relegation between tier 1 and 2. If an NWSL team gets relegated they can only go down 2nd tier and no further down. They can try to fight back to get back to tier 1 and enjoy all the rights and privileges of NWSL.
     
  23. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Oh geez, not this again....
    Pro/rel will never work in a franchise system, and especially not between two separate franchise systems.
     
  24. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    https://www.uslsoccer.com/news_article/show/1188169

    TAMPA, Fla. – The United Soccer League today announced Amanda Vandervort as the first President of the USL Super League, the professional second division women’s soccer league slated to kick off in 2023. An innovative sports executive with more than 20 years of experience across all levels of women’s and men’s soccer, Vandervort brings business acumen, leadership skills and industry relationships to the USL Super League and USL’s burgeoning women’s soccer pathway.
     
  25. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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