W-League

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W-League
Founded1995
Country United States
 Canada
ConfederationUS Soccer
Divisions4
Number of teams27
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toNone
Relegation toNone
Current championsAtlanta Silverbacks Women
Most championshipsBoston Renegades
Long Island Lady Riders
Pali Blues
Raleigh Wings
Vancouver Whitecaps Women
(2 titles each)
TV partnersFox Soccer Channel
WebsiteOfficial site in English
W-League 2011

The USL W-League is a national women's soccer league. It is in the United States and Canada. It is alongside the Women's Premier Soccer League and below Women's Professional Soccer.

The W-League is seen as North America’s main way for women to develop in soccer.[1] The W-League is also an open league. This gives college players the chance to play alongside established international players. The league is administered by the United Soccer Leagues system. The USL also oversees the men's USL Pro and USL Premier Development League.

2011 Teams[change | change source]

USA States with W-League teams are highlighted in red, Canadian Provinces with W-League teams are in dark red

Eastern Conference[change | change source]

Northeast Division[change | change source]

Atlantic Division[change | change source]

Central Conference[change | change source]

Great Lakes Division[change | change source]

Western Conference[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Jenna Pel, Onwards and Upwards: A Conversation With the W-League's Melanie Fitzgerald Part 1, http://www.allwhitekit.com/?p=746 , May 6, 2010