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USL reportedly developing a women’s pre-professional league

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According to reporting by The Athletic’s Meg Linehan and Jeff Rueter, the USL is finalizing plans for a lower-division women’s league. The pre-professional league is set to begin in 2022.

The league is projected to include eight clubs and mirror the men’s pre-professional league, League Two’s structure.  Players will not be compensated, as the league will focus primarily on development.