Women's Soccer USA

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August 22, 2008

WPS

However, let’s be clear that WPS is not WUSA. The 1999 Women’s World Cup saw nearly 100,000 fans packed into the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, CA. This brought hope, pride and celebration to the world, and from this, an American women’s soccer league (WUSA) was born. However, trying to run a start-up league on a Madison Avenue budget with an office in downtown Manhattan, salaries for executives and players that had no relationship to actual income streams, and questionable business decisions - for instance the national television contract with Pax - all combined to sink the venture.

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