WPS suspends 2012 season

WPS suspends 2012 season

Women's Professional Soccer

WPS suspends 2012 season


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Another milestone was achieved this past weekend for women's professional soccer in the United States, as the U.S. women's national team qualified for the Olympics.

Unfortunately for the players, they might not have a domestic season in which to prepare for the Summer Games.

The owners of the five Women's Professional Soccer teams decided to suspend the 2012 season on Monday morning. The decision appears to have been made in part because of the legal preceedings with former MagicJack owner Dan Borislow.

"We are proud of what the League has accomplished in the first three seasons, but we do recognize the necessity to resolve our existing legal and operational issues so that we can continue to support and grow WPS the right way," said Sky Blue FC Owner Thomas Hofstetter. "This was a very difficult decision, but one we as owners feel is the best business decision for the League at this time."

The decision to cancel the season is a crushing blow for WPS, which received provisional sanctioning for a 2012 season from the U.S. Soccer Federation a few weeks ago.

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