The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
Just a day after a new women’s pro soccer league was announced along with the flash that Seattle would have a founding team, EqualizerSoccer.com posts a feature interview with Seattle owner Bill Predmore about his soccer adventure.
The interview clears up a few things in regards to Seattle’s current W-League side, the Sounders Women. Namely, that this is a new club and the Sounders Women will likely live on in the W-League.
“We had a lot of respect for what the Sounders did this year,” Predmore tells the website. “They were a dream team in terms of the team they put together. I have talked to them on if there’s a way we can work together on things, but the result of that is still to be determined. We’re talking with all interested parties.”
How will the new pro league and the new Seattle club be run? Predmore says they both have their eyes open to previous stops and starts in the women’s pro game.
“I’ve certainly heard the stories of some of the challenges that have happened in the past. This will start on a smaller scale than what we’ve seen in the past. I think this idea of sustainability is very important. All the games have to be run like businesses and ideally should have some hope, at least, of breaking even. Being fiscally responsible is going to be a hallmark of this new league, and it’s going to be the way we’re going to run our club.”