The Girls’s Skilled Soccer (WPS), the 5-team American league that simply completed out its third season, cancelled its 2012 season at this time whereas holding out hope for a return in 2013 or past. The WPS represents the second girls’s soccer league to fail within the America up to now decade, following the demise of WUSA in 2003.
WPS’s announcement follows in the future after CONCACAF completed up its girls’s soccer Olympic qualifying event in Vancouver, BC that attracted document crowds that exceeded 25,000 followers for the U.S.-Canada last. Different worldwide girls’s soccer matches have additionally demonstrated an impressively broad stage of recognition. Final summer time’s Girls’s World Cup last, for instance, attracted a tv ranking of 8.6, a determine that exceeded the common ranking for video games within the 2010 World Sequence between Texas and San Francisco.
Clearly a market exists for girls’s soccer, however attracting followers exterior of worldwide occasions just like the Olympics and the World Cup stays an elusive purpose. I do not actually have an excellent financial level to make right here aside from to notice that the saga of ladies’s soccer within the U.S. serves as a testomony to the spectacular means of current leagues in different sports activities to often appeal to giant crowds, even for these meaningless late season video games when each groups are out of the hunt, and with out the pageantry and nationwide fervor that girls’s soccer has managed to seize every so often.