Published May 24, 2023


OKLAHOMA CITY (May 24, 2023) – The Women’s Premier Soccer League confirmed today that it has been granted Tier 1 status from the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). With the announcement, the WPSL is the first and only women’s amateur soccer league to obtain this standing.

“What a great way to celebrate our 25th year by receiving Tier 1 status that signifies our league has met the highest standards in terms of infrastructure, competitiveness, governance, and overall quality,” Kendra Halterman, WPSL commissioner, said. “This is an extraordinary achievement for our league and a testament to the hard work and dedication of all those involved including the players, coaches, officials, and administrators. I'm looking forward to the exciting journey that lies ahead.”

Tier 1 is considered to be superior in performance, professionalism, minimum standards, financial stability, and sustainability.  This is the first designation of its kind within USASA that includes financial expectations as a criterion.  Further criteria include a national footprint and multiple years of status of being a national league.

“USASA is proud that the Women's Premier Soccer League will be the first women's national league designated in Tier 1,” John Motta, USASA president, said. “This designation clearly shows that WPSL's hard-earned success over the years enabled it to meet the standards necessary to become a Tier 1 league.”




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About the Women’s Premier Soccer League
Celebrating its 25th season of play in 2023, the Women’s Premier Soccer League is the most tenured and largest women’s soccer league in the world – with 29 teams competing in 33 U.S. states and 73 metro areas. Team rosters feature current and former collegiate players, the nation’s top prep prospects, and international standouts. The amateur summer league produced more than 70 percent of the selections in the 2023 NWSL College Draft and WPSL alumnae represent 50 percent of the members of the United States women’s national team.