The Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is a national women's soccer league in the United States and Puerto Rico, and is on the 2nd level of women's soccer in the United States soccer pyramid, below National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and roughly equal with United Women's Soccer (UWS). There are both professional/senior teams and amateur teams in the WPSL. An organization has to choose to be one or the other due to NCAA regulations, since collegiate players cannot play on professional teams.
The WPSL started as the Western Division of the W-League, before breaking away to form its own league in 1997. The league is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association as an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). After 20 years of youth development the college age player deserves something better. The WPSL as a league provides players a chance to compete against the best college and post college women’s players together in the same setting. Our goal is to provide a high level experience:
1. The players deserve training and playing environments
2. The fans deserve a a fun game day experience to watch Minnesota’s female soccer talent
The mission of the FIRE 98 SC - WPSL is to establish a platform for the promotion and development of elite women’s soccer opportunities on a local, regional, and national level. Our players will receive top level training, travel, and exposure to the highest levels of competition. Our investors, supporters and team members will be provided with a first class experience in every area of club operations. The team will be a reflection of diversity and excellence for not only players native to Minnesota, but will have inclusive representation on national and potentially international level. The mixture of varied ages and experience within the team will create a dynamic encompassing an exceptional combination of experience and enthusiasm, which will lead the team to many monumental achievements. We will FUEL the FIRE of Women’s Soccer in Minnesota. #fuelthefire98.
In 1998, the Twin Cities Fire Soccer Club, Inc was formed to create a youth soccer experience that was directed by experienced coaches instead of volunteer parents. To honor the 20th year of the youth club, the women’s team will provide high level summer play and coaching to college and adult players that are often left to train on their own.
The Twin Cities Fire Soccer Club started in the fall of 1998 when 3 soccer coaches decided that youth soccer needed a change. We believed that the players were being held back by the directors of many youth clubs that are not set up to mentor, develop and push players to achieve their dreams. This year will be the 20th year that TCF has been working to provide youth players in Minnesota opportunities to reach for stars. As part of that history FIRE 98 SC will carry on that legacy.