PRESS STORIES

Nov, 9 2022

WISL RELEASES FOUNDATIONAL CULTURE STATEMENT

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Women’s Independent Soccer League (WISL), the recently announced Division II women’s professional league today released the vision, mission and pillars that will serve as the cultural foundation of the new league. The league is applying for U.S. Soccer sanctioning in spring 2023 and launching play in spring of 2024.

Oct, 3 2022

WISL STATEMENT ON U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION INVESTIGATION INTO ABUSE AND MISCONDUCT WITHIN THE NWSL

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The Women’s Independent Soccer League released the following statement in response to the findings from the independent investigation commissioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) into alleged abuse and misconduct in women’s professional soccer. Former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Q. Yates of King & Spalding has led the investigation.

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

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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.