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SBD/Issue 235/Leagues & Governing Bodies
WPS Will Look To Attract More Sponsors, Fans In Second Season
Published August 25, 2009
|Boxx Calls WPS' Inaugural Season
A Great Success On The Field
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT: SI.com's Andrea Canales wrote in WPS' inaugural season, there were "many aspects of the organization and play that were carried off fairly well, especially given the current difficult economic climate." But the "biggest positive" for the league is the "potential for improvement in key areas." The credibility of Saturday's championship game was "damaged by poor timing on the part of WPS, which bumped the final against the start of the UEFA Women's Championship." The format of the final was also "questionable, as it granted the regular-season points winner home-field advantage and a bye into the final, but left the squad idle while the opponent was decided via a playoff system" (SI.com, 8/24).