USSF announces name of women's league

December 16, 2012
By Associated Press
CHICAGO -- National Women's Soccer League will be the name of the new league run by the U.S. Soccer Federation.

The USSF announced the name of the league Saturday night when the women's national team played its final game of the year.

The NWSL will start play next spring and replaces the Women's Professional Soccer league, which folded in May after three seasons. Its predecessor, Women's United Soccer Association, lasted only three seasons, from 2001-03.

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