Portland & Seattle to get women's professional soccer teams in 2013

Portland & Seattle to get women's professional soccer teams in 2013

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Alex Morgan was one of the Sounders Women stars. In this photo she reacts after scoring during the Women's Football first round Group G Match of the London 2012 Olympic Games between United States and France, at Hampden Park on July 25, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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by KING 5 News and the Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 12:54 PM

The U.S. Soccer Federation announced it will start a new women's professional league in 2013, and that Portland and Seattle will be two of the eight clubs.

The other teams are based in Boston, Chicago, western New York, New Jersey, Kansas City and Washington, D.C.

The season is expected to start in March or April and conclude in September or October.

Bill Predmore, owner of the Seattle-based public relations company POP,  will own the Seattle team.

“We are thrilled that the United States Soccer Federation has selected our club to represent Seattle in the new league,” Predmore said in a statement. “In our proposal we articulated a clear mission: to become one of the best women’s soccer clubs in the world. We believe the fans in Seattle deserve nothing less and we look forward to earning their support over the coming weeks and months.”

According to Predmore's press release, Amy Carnell, formerly the general manager of the Sounders Women, will join the new club in a senior leadership position.

"We look forward to building a strong relationship between the clubs, as it is clear we are both committed to delivering world-class soccer experiences to our fans. We hope fans will embrace the new club and show them amazing support," said Sounders FC General Manager Adrian Hanauer.

Predmore's statement said decisions about the new team's name, coach and schedule will be announced in the next few weeks.

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