U.S. Soccer Unveils Name of New Women’s Soccer League

CHICAGO (Dec. 15, 2012) – The new eight-team women’s soccer league will be called the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The league, which will be administered by U.S. Soccer, will begin in the spring of 2013.

The new league logo is appropriately red, white and blue and features the silhouette of a female soccer player about to strike a shot.

With the confirmation of the league name and logo, the National Women’s Soccer League has also launched its official pages on Facebook and Twitter. Fans are encouraged to like the league at facebook.com/NWSLsoccer and follow on Twitter @NWSL_soccer. A league website will be launched in the near future.

U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati announced on Nov. 29 that former U.S. Women’s National Team General Manager Cheryl Bailey had been named the Executive Director for the new league. more