Womens Professional Soccer (WPS) was a top level professional womens soccer league in the United States. It began play on March 2009. The league was composed of seven teams for its first two seasons and fielded six teams for the 2011 season, with continued plans for future expansion. The WPS was the highest level in the United States soccer pyramid for the womens game.
On January the league announced suspension of the 2012 season, citing several internal organization struggles as the primary cause. Some of these issues included an ongoing legal battle with magicJack owner Dan Borislow and the lack of resources invested into the league. On May 2012 WPS announced the league folded and would not return in 2013. After the WPS folded, the National Womens Soccer League formed and took WPSs place as the top professional womens soccer league