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U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Members Wary About Launch Of New Pro League
Published December 17, 2012
THE NAME GAME: The new women's professional soccer league to be backed by the USSF on Saturday announced it will be called the National Women's Soccer League. The NWSL also unveiled its new logo, which is red, white and blue and "includes the silhouette of a female soccer player about to strike the ball." The new league begins play in '13 (AP, 12/15). The league consists of eight teams: Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, FC Kansas City, Portland Thorns FC, Sky Blue FC, Washington Spirit, Western New York Flash and Seattle, which "has yet to announce a name" (GOAL.com, 12/15).