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About the USL Super League

The USL Super League is a new professional women’s soccer league that will align with the international women’s soccer calendar and kick off in August 2023.

We aim to be seriously super. We are driven to make an impact in our communities, devoted to advancing the women’s game, and passionate about fueling the growth of the sport.

The USL Super League will sit on top of the women’s youth-to-pro pathway. The full pathway includes the Super Y League, the USL Academy, and the pre-professional USL W League, which kicks off in 2022.

OMEN'S OCCER

Take a look back at the milestones that helped form the USL women's pathway

  • 2010

    New era begins for the USL

    Under new ownership, the league continues operations of the Super Y League and W-League, offering playing opportunities for girls and women across the United States.

  • June, 2019

    USL club owners indicate interest in women’s league

    Further stimulating the USL’s interest in the women’s game, interest from club owners intensifies in summer 2019 as teams across the USL ecosystem share their desire to invest in the women’s game.

  • August, 2019

    Market research begins

    USL begins the formation of a sustainable league model by conducting market research into the women’s soccer landscape.

  • January, 2020

    Discovery process begins

    USL begins discovery process with key stakeholders in all levels of women’s soccer to provide insight and assistance in steering the direction of its women’s soccer strategy.

  • February, 2020

    Expansion conversations intensify for the pre-professional league

    USL continues conversations with its clubs, focusing on level of interest, investment, and vision for a pre-professional women’s league

  • January, 2021

    USL hires first employee for women’s league

    USL announces the appointment of Betsy Haugh as its Director of Women’s Soccer Operations.

  • January, 2021

    USL forms Gender Equity Subcommittee

    As part of the USL’s IMPACT Committee, the USL forms its Gender Equity Subcommittee, a group that would prove to be instrumental in steering the direction of its women’s soccer strategy.

  • May, 2021

    USL hosts U17 Girls competition at the Academy Cup

    USL welcomes 16 teams to compete in the U17 Girls Academy Cup in Tampa, FL, a significant step in the development of the USL’s female pathway.

  • June 8, 2021

    USL announces W League

    In a defining moment for the USL in the women’s game, the USL W League is publicly announced, including the confirmation of eight initial members.

  • September 21, 2021

    USL announces the Super League

    In a watershed moment for women’s soccer in the United States, the USL publicly announces the formation of a Division II women’s professional league, the USL Super League, set to kick off in 2023.

  • October 12, 2021

    USL announces Amanda Vandervort as its President of the USL Super League

    An innovative sports executive with more than 20 years of experience across all levels of women’s and men’s soccer, Vandervort brings business acumen, leadership skills and industry relationships to the USL Super League and USL’s burgeoning women’s soccer pathway.

  • January 11, 2022

    Missy Price, PhD, joins the USL as Vice President of Women’s Soccer

    Price will lead on-field initiatives for the USL’s youth-to-pro women's pathway and support USL Super League and W League Clubs in structuring their technical departments.

  • March 15, 2022

    USL Super League announces its calendar format

    The new professional women’s league announces it will align with the international women’s calendar and kick off in 2023.