The new eight-team women’s soccer league will be called the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The league, which will be administered by U.S. Soccer, will begin in the spring of 2013. No website yet, the address redirects to their Facebook Page. There is also a Twitter account.
U.S. Soccer will subsidize the salaries of up to 24 U.S. Women’s National Team players while the Canadian Soccer Association and Federation of Mexican Football will each do the same for up to 16 players. Regionally we’ll have a team in Kansas City as well as Chicago. There is some question as to who will be playing however based upon this story from Soccer by Ives – US WNT Stars Undecided about joining new Women’s League
Speaking to reporters ahead of the final game of their Fan Tribute Tour, several American players touched on how exciting it was to hear that a new league was set to start after seeing the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) league fold this past May. What was also heard was skepticism about whether many of the U.S. team’s star players would actually play in the new league, with several key players expressing concerns about the sustainability of a new league after several failed attempts to run a professional women’s soccer league in the United States.
FC Kansas City
Head coach: Vlatko Andonovski
Assistant coach: Huw Williams
Team owner: Chris Likens
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Head Coach Vlatko Andonovski joins FC Kansas City as Head Coach with an incredible soccer pedigree that includes an illustrious professional soccer career as well as coaching some of the country’s finest young soccer players. Vlatko holds an “A” License, NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma, and is the current Assistant Coach of the Missouri Comets, a professional indoor soccer team in the MISL. He has held positions as Director of Coaching for Futura FC, Sporting Blue Valley ECNL Director, and assistant collegiate coach. He was head coach of the Kansas City Kings of the PASL, and head coach of the girls ODP program for Missouri. He is the Co-Founder and Director of Coaching at KHMAC Futbol Club. As a youth coach, he has won four (4) Missouri State Championships and a Youth National Championship. Read more
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