Minnesota Thunder Academy joined the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) for the 2020 season.
Since that season was canceled due to Covid-19, the Summer of 2021 will be the first season we compete in the WPSL!
Started in 1997, the Women’s Premier Soccer League is a national, semi-professional league in the United States and Canada. It is on the second level of women’s soccer in the United States soccer pyramid, below the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and roughly equal with United Women’s Soccer (UWS). The WPSL is the largest women’s soccer league in the world (in terms of number of clubs).
70% of players in the WPSL are Collegiate players. For many players, WPSL play serves to develop their game in the offseason before returning to their collegiate teams. For those in the post-grad stage of their careers, the league provides the same opportunity to up their skills while they seek out professional contracts. Some of the greatest soccer players in the world have played in the WPSL, including Alex Morgan, Brandi Chastain, and Julie Foudy, and it has become a launching pad for many of the globe’s female soccer stars.