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WPS bows out, anyone care?

Written by Reshad Bahadori

If a professional soccer league folds in an empty market, does it make a sound?

I think we’re about to find out. Women’s Professional Soccer announced that it had (yawn) … excuse me, there … it announced that it had canceled the 2012 season. (Pausing for dramatic effect).

So, yeah, there’s no WPS this year and in other groundbreaking news Trader Joe’s currently has a sale on frozen pineapple at $1.24 a pound. For all the fruit juicy details on why the league is folding, er, I mean, canceling this season, check out the link.

I want to care, I really do. And so do you; I can just hear you defending the league’s honor. But what you should have done, instead of buying frozen pineapple, is actually bother to buy season tickets to your local WPS club. Or, maybe you did and you dressed up as an empty seat all season long.

Look, young females deserve to have professional soccer role models but I can’t help it if young girls don’t care about Abby Wambach headers the way they do Kim Kardashian ass implants. And honestly, who can blame them? Heads or Kardashian tails? Not much of a coin flip there.

As for the WPS returning, I’d say the odds are well under 50 percent – just like league attendance.


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  • Yeah I care – and so do enough other people for the league to be sustainable.  While these guys weren’t making money, there are 6 franchises that didn’t fail.  So while your snark is snarky, it’s kinda stupid.  

    And to be fair, the issue isn’t how much young girls with minimal power to get to games favor the Kardashians, it’s about how many 22-40 year old men will opt for women’s soccer.  

  • Anonymous

    I cared enough to buy a season ticket to the nearest WPS team even though it was more than a hundred miles away. Unfortunately, one devoted fan isn’t worth nearly as much as ten casual fans, and the latter seldom showed up.

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