List of United States soccer teams

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Major League Soccer[change | change source]

North American Soccer League[change | change source]

USL Pro[change | change source]

USL Premier Development League[change | change source]

Structure of women's soccer[change | change source]

The professional division of U.S. Soccer has had two different first-division women's leagues. The first, the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA), was founded in 2001, but folded due to large debts after the 2003 season. The second, Women's Professional Soccer (WPS), was effectively a successor to WUSA, although it did not begin until 2009. Like WUSA before it, WPS played three seasons, but also lost large amounts of money; it first decided not to play its planned 2012 season, and then completely folded in May of that year.

Today, the top level of women's soccer in the U.S. is WPSL Elite, a "semi-pro" league that has both professional and amateur teams. WPSL Elite was created by the Women's Premier Soccer League, one of two second-division women's leagues, as an outlet for former WPS teams, as well as WPSL teams that wanted to play professionally. WPSL Elite began in 2012 with eight teams; six of them are professional, and three once played in WPS. The other second-division league is the W-League, part of the United Soccer Leagues.

Women's United Soccer Association[change | change source]

Operated from 2001–2003.

Women's Professional Soccer[change | change source]

Operated from 2009–2011.

WPSL Elite[change | change source]

W-League[change | change source]

Professional indoor soccer[change | change source]

Indoor soccer is a form of soccer played inside a building, sometimes called an arena, instead of in a stadium on a grass field. There is one national league playing indoor soccer in North America, the Major Indoor Soccer League. The MISL is part of the USSF. It is also the only league in the United States to have a Mexican team.

Major Indoor Soccer League[change | change source]

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