The Women's Premier Soccer League announced on Thursday that it would be cancelling its 2020 summer season.
Featuring clubs in 35 states, the WPSL serves as an amateur league for scores of college players during the summer.
“We went through all scenarios possible in order to get our players on the field this summer and complete a national season,” WPSL President Sean Jones said in a statement. “However, it became apparent that to play matches in certain areas of the country in June and July would be irresponsible and a potential health risk.”
Although the season is canceled, WPSL clubs can still apply for sanctioning for training and friendlies provided local regulations stipulate that it's safe.
The league will be exploring options of a fall season, if possible.
“Should the college seasons be postponed to the late fall or spring semester, the WPSL is in prime position to provide a structured platform for student-athletes to continue to train and compete in a competitive environment to be properly prepared for their upcoming collegiate seasons,” WPSL Commissioner Rich Sparling said. “However, we do not expect a decision for the next 30-to-60 days.”
For additional information, visit wpslsoccer.com.