Spokane will soon have both men, and women’s professional soccer.
The coalition of businesses, local elected leaders and a professional soccer league that lobbied to have the new Spokane Public Schools outdoor stadium downtown announced that a pre-professional women’s team will be launching in Spokane next year.
Cindy Wendle, the president of United Soccer League Spokane said the women’s team will provide opportunity and role models for younger girls in soccer programs in the community, and is one of the 30 national leagues launching.
“The USL W league strives to use women’s soccer as a force for societal good by creating a national platform to increase opportunity, gender equity and career development.”
Both the men and women’s teams will be under the same club, but the women will start a year earlier before the stadium is completed. Justin Papadakis, the COO of USL said they are looking for a temporary space for the team and are searching for an owner of the club.