Another professional women's soccer league will try to succeed where two previous attempts have failed, but a Philadelphia team is not in the mix.
U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday that an eight-team league will launch in the spring. The clubs will be located in Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, New Jersey, Portland, Seattle, western New York and Washington.
U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said there were 11 finalist cities for inclusion in the league.
Philadelphia was represented by the Charge in the Women's United Soccer Association, which folded in 2003 after three seasons, failing to capitalize on the success of the 1999 World Cup.