WPSL delays start date
The Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) will delay the beginning of its season to May 29 in lieu of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The largest women’s soccer league in the world will move 82 matches, initially scheduled before May 29, to later in the season.
This will allow a full regular season for the league’s 130 clubs.
The Green Bay Glory, members of the WPSL and coached by Chad Johnson, is in its second year of existence.
The 2020 WPSL Championship weekend and regional playoffs are canceled to allow the two-week regular season extension.
The league will recognize the 22 conference champions after the season.
“Extending the regular season allows us to have our clubs offer a full match schedule to their players,” said WPSL President Sean Jones in a released statement. “If the situation doesn’t seem to be improving by the end of April and our top medical experts are recommending avoiding outdoor activities, then the WPSL will comply and not compete in 2020. We have informed our teams we will provide them 30 days advanced notice if the cancellation does take place.”