U.S. Soccer renews WPS' top-tier status

U.S. Soccer renews WPS' top-tier status

Originally Published: December 12, 2011
By Beau Dure

Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) appears to have won a big reprieve from extinction.

U.S. Soccer's board of directors agreed Monday evening to continue its sanction of the WPS with Division 1 status, its highest for a professional league, despite it only having five teams for 2012. Finalization of the decision hinges on WPS owners agreeing to certain disclosed terms stipulated by U.S. Soccer.

"After a positive discussion, the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors approved a ...

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