via US Soccer [dot] com
U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati announced yesterday the formation of a new women’s league that will begin play in the spring of 2013. U.S. Soccer will play a major role in organizing and running the league to ensure a business model with a focus on sustainability.
U.S. Soccer will subsidize the salaries of up to 24 U.S. Women’s National Team players while the Canadian Soccer Association will do the same for up to 16 Canadian players and the Federation of Mexican Football will do the same for up to 12 Mexican players.
The eight-team league will begin with teams in Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, Western New York, New Jersey, Portland, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
After the jump, check out some video of Megan Rapinoe talking about the importance of the new league…..
More information on the details of the league will be released as they become finalized. To read a transcript of the presser and hear audio of the call, head over to www.ussoccer.com