South Florida WPS team eliminated

Updated: October 27, 2011, 3:48 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SAN FRANCISCO -- Women's Professional Soccer has terminated its South Florida franchise after clashing with the owner all season.

The 3-year-old league announced Thursday that its board of governors had voted two days earlier to terminate magicJack, one of its six teams.

The magicJack (10-8-2) featured Abby Wambach, Hope Solo and several members of the U.S. team that played in the World Cup this past summer.

"Normally, you go through due process before you announce a death sentence," Borislow said Thursday, according to the Palm Beach Post. "It doesn't make any sense they would announce this this morning."

In May, the club was docked a point in the standings and a draft pick for not meeting league standards.

In August, after owner Dan Borislow filed suit against the WPS in Florida court, the league released a statement accusing him of violations ranging from "unprofessional and disparaging treatment of his players to failure to pay his bills."

The WPS claimed that "Mr. Borislow's actions have been calculated to tarnish the reputation of the league and damage the league's business relationships."

Borislow, in a statement Thursday, said his conflict with the league centered on its priorities and salaries.

Information from espnW's Beau Dure and The Associated Press was used in this report.

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