The USL Super League is a professional women’s soccer league set to kick off in August 2024. The USL Super League has committed to U.S. Soccer’s Division One standards, reflecting its collective vision to be a global leader in women’s soccer on and off the field while providing more opportunities for more women in more communities. The inaugural 2024 season will feature 10-12 teams with additional teams set to join in subsequent seasons.
The USL Super League’s inaugural season will kick off in August 2024 and run to June 2025, becoming the first and only U.S.-based professional soccer league competing on the traditional international soccer calendar. The “fall-to-summer” calendar prioritizes the fan experience, on-field competition, and commercial opportunities.
The USL Super League will have 10-12 teams in its inaugural season with plans to grow to 20 teams by 2026.
Initial group of markets set to kick off in 2024 (additional inaugural markets will be announced at a later date):
- Charlotte, N.C.
- Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
- Lexington, Ky.
- Phoenix, Ariz.
- Spokane, Wash.
- Tampa, Fla.
- Tucson, Ariz.
- Washington, D.C.
Initial markets set to join in 2025 or later, pending completion of stadium projects (additional subsequent markets will be announced at a later date):
Each market will determine when to unveil its team name and crest.
The USL Super League’s intent to launch as a first division league reflects a commitment to operating at the highest possible standards for women’s soccer in America and a collective vision to be a global leader in women’s soccer on and off the field. The USL Super League will follow U.S. Soccer’s sanctioning process.
The USL Super League will be the only American soccer league aligned with the global game’s traditional club calendar, running from August to June. This calendar prioritizes the fan experience, on-field competition, and commercial opportunities, ensuring players are easily able to represent both club and country, and facilitating USL Super League clubs’ participation in the emerging global women’s transfer market.
The USL Super League sits at the top of the USL’s distinct youth-to-pro women’s pathway. The complete pathway includes the USL W League, the leading pre-professional women’s soccer league in the United States; the USL Academy, an advanced talent-development platform connected to professional and pre-professional USL clubs; and the Super Y League, a premier national youth competition.
Discussions with potential broadcast partners are ongoing. Details will be announced at a later date.