Women's Independent Soccer League

Division II Pro | Coming 2024

Introducing

OUR DECLARATION

Independent women have worn the cloak of a lone warrior for far too long. We’ve beaten the odds of inequality to pursue our dreams. We’ve gone against the grain, proving stereotypes wrong while shattering glass boxes.

To all the independent women who get it done, solve the problems, and keep it real… the independent women who stand in their truth, on their own two feet, and stand up against injustice…

You’ve walked through fire. 
We see you. We believe in you. We trust in you.

We are you… and this is our league.

Step into a culture where you can grow beyond the confines of your armor; where the beautiful game becomes an arena for elevating your leadership style; where you build your team for the next chapter of your journey.

This is our haven, and the world will know our presence.

Suit up and rise above.

We’re told it will take 108 years to close the gender gap. At that rate, not one of us will see it in our lifetime… and to that we say, “watch this.” It’s time to ignite the independent spirit in every woman.

Meritocracy is our standard,
diversity is our touchstone, and
opportunity is for everyone.

May we all experience worldwide equality and lead the next generation to greatness without a glass ceiling over our heads. Let’s make it so.

SUIT UP AND RISE ABOVE.

AS INDEPENDENT WOMEN, WE VOW TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY.

JOIN US.

Sept, 22 2022

WISL NAMES BERLING-MANUEL MANAGING DIRECTOR

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AMERICAN SOCCER VET TO FUEL NEW WOMEN’S DIV. II PRO LEAGUE

The Women’s Independent Soccer League (WISL), the women’s professional league that soft-launched in 2021, today announced the appointment of soccer industry veteran Lynn Berling-Manuel as managing director. She will lead the league’s sanctioning application to play its inaugural professional season.

April, 16 2021

WISL INTRODUCES FIRST-EVER MEMBER CLUB – L.A. FORCE

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The Los Angeles Force is the first club to officially join the newly-named Women’s Independent Soccer League (WISL). The club, led by President Bob Friedland, has a men’s side that currently plays in the National Independent Soccer Association. WISL expects to announce more club applications in the coming weeks ahead of WISL’s application to the United States Soccer Federation for Division II sanctioning. It targets play to begin in 2022.

April, 14 2021

WISL aims to fill the Division 2 women’s pro league void in the US

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The huge gap under the top flight of the U.S. women’s professional soccer pyramid might soon be filled. The Women’s Independent Soccer League (WISL) announced itself to the world last week as a new organization aiming to be a sanctioned Division 2 pro league, with a stated goal of kicking off in 2022.

April, 8 2021

INTRODUCING WOMEN’S INDEPENDENT SOCCER LEAGUE WISL

Soccer Today

DIVISION II PRO: New Second Tier Pro League to Fill Gap in Women’s Game. This is the day that marks the birth of a new women’s professional soccer league – the Women’s Independent Soccer League, or WISL.

April, 8 2021

Becoming WISL: The Meaning Behind Our Name and Mark

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How do you name a new league? We started by defining the essence of the league and let the name emerge in the process. Learn more about the backstory of our name and the mark that represents our new league.

April, 8 2021

INTRODUCING WISL – THE WOMEN’S INDEPENDENT SOCCER LEAGUE

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Today marks the birth of a new women’s professional soccer league – the Women’s Independent Soccer League, or WISL. It is a league created by women for women. The league’s ownership group unveiled its name, branding, and symbolism across its varied social channels.

April, 2 2021

A TIME TO RISE: THE REASONS WE NEED A SECOND LEVEL WOMEN’S PRO SOCCER LEAGUE

SOCCER TODAY

A country as large as the USA — how can there be only ten professional women’s soccer teams? Especially when that country is the only 4X FIFA World Cup Champion. These are are the often unasked questions that clearly show the need for more professional soccer in America.