LONDON (AP) — The president of the U.S. Soccer Federation says he would like to see the players on the women's national team remain in the country rather than move abroad to other leagues.
Sunil Gulati said Wednesday the USSF has been in "detailed discussions" to chart the future of the women's pro game following the collapse of the WPS league this year.
The lack of a domestic topflight league is forcing many U.S. players — including Hope Solo and Alex Morgan — to consider playing in Europe or Japan next year.
Gulati said the failure of the WPS and the WUSA before it show that a league of full-time professionals isn't a sustainable model. He said there could be an enhanced semipro league or more games for the national team.