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Women's Premier Soccer League
Countries  United States
 Puerto Rico
Confederation US Soccer
Founded 1997
Divisions 7
Number of teams 49
Promotion to None
Relegation to None
Levels on pyramid 2
Current champions Long Island Fury (2009)
Most championships California Storm
(3 titles)
Website Official site in English
WPSL 2009

The Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is a national women's soccer league in the United States and Puerto Rico, and is on the 2nd level of women's soccer in the United States soccer pyramid, alongside the W-League and below Women's Professional Soccer.

There are both "professional"/senior teams and amateur teams in the WPSL. An organization has to choose to be one or the other due to NCAA regulations, since collegiate players can not play on "pro" teams.

Teams with affiliations to WPS include: Boston Aztecs (pro, affiliated with Boston Breakers), SoccerPlus CT (amateur, Boston), Ajax America (pro, Los Angeles Sol), California Storm (amateur, F.C. Gold Pride) and in 2010, A.C. Diablos (amateur), Philadelphia Liberty (amateur) and CDSA Future (pro) will form the pyramid structure for the new Philadelphia Independence franchise.

The WPSL started as the Western Division of the W-League, before breaking away to form its own league in 1997. The league is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association as an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).

The WPSL is unique in that it is one of the few women's leagues to spawn a men's league, rather than the other way around: the Men's Premier Soccer League, later the National Premier Soccer League, was created as an offshoot of the WPSL in 2003.


2009 Teams


Pacific Conference

North Division

South Division

Big Sky Conference

North Division

South Division

Sunshine Conference

Midwest Conference

East Conference

WPSL - League Champions (1998-current)

Season Champion Coach Runner-Up
1998 Silicon Valley Red Devils
1999 California Storm
2000 San Diego WFC SeaLions
2001 Ajax America Women
2002 California Storm
2003 Utah Spiders
2004 California Storm
2005 F.C. Indiana Shek Borkowski California Storm
2006 Long Island Fury England Paul Riley
2007 F.C. Indiana Shek Borkowski New England Mutiny
2008 Ajax America Women United States Brian Boswell Arizona Rush
2009 Long Island Fury England Paul Riley Ajax America Women

Former Teams

External links


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