There is a thread in the WUSA section that reports that the WUSA has announce it is shutting down and the whys and other direct discussion about that really belongs there. BUT, there is a larger picture that should be examined as well. What is the implications in international women's soccer and what leagues/teams/players will be hurt and which will benefit? I have not kept as up on the international league picture as I did before the WUSA and now I would like to hear from others as what the ripple effects will be world wide. I know that Canada and the US will be hurt the most but the are other countries with well established leagues that could benefit by more players being available. Here the W-League stands to be a talent beneficiary as well. I look forward to seeing what others think will happen world wide as a result of this shutdown.