Women’s Professional Soccer Shuts Down L.A. Sol

Women’s Professional Soccer has decided to shutdown the Los Angeles Sol, the league’s most popular team, after failing to find a buyer for the franchise.

The rights to the Sol were given back to the league after the team’s owners were unable to sell the team following its inaugural season in 2009. The team’s operations were taken over by the league and attempted to find a buyer for the team.  According to the New York Times, League officials’ talks with a potential buyer collapsed over the weekend, resulting in the WPS’s decision to discontinue the team.

Due primarily to the popularity of Brazilian Marta, perhaps the most accomplished female player in the world, the Sol’s average attendance blew away most other WPS teams.

The league will have a dispersal draft next week for Marta and her 18 Sol teammates.

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