Looking Ahead to Life After WPS
A few weeks ago, Becca4Kicks asked “Can we really replace Women’s Professional Soccer?”
Since then, it appears that whether we like it or not, we’re going to be looking for answers to that question.
As we wait for the inevitable press release to come from Women’s Professional Soccer announcing the closing of the league, it’s time for fans to finally accept this and start looking ahead to the future of professional women’s soccer in the U.S.
While no one has heard a peep out of WPS since the suspension announcement, the WPSL, WPSL Elite and W-League have been very busy. Fans are anxiously awaiting the start of their respective seasons, and are hoping for some insight as to what the landscape will look like for the future of professional women’s soccer in the country. So far, there are only questions. Whether it’s about the possibility of cross-league games or building a greater partnership between leagues in the near future, fans are looking for leadership and guidance from these leagues.
So with all of this in mind, here’s a question for readers to consider – if you were invited to a meeting with commissioners of these leagues and the stakeholders, what would you ask them? What do they need to do to maintain professional women’s soccer and high quality games? How can they get fans to come out and support games? Would you have any advice to give them?We challenge readers to share their thoughts in the comments section.