INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A new soccer team is coming to Indianapolis.
The Indy Eleven have announced the formation of a women’s team that will play in the inaugural season of the USL W League in 2022.
The team’s name, logo and playing location will be announced at a later date.
“Indy Eleven has long desired to take a tangible step towards representation in the women’s game, and we are proud to partner with the United Soccer League and the W League to make that a reality,” Indy Eleven President & CEO Greg Stremlaw said in a statement. “Indy Eleven is eager to do our part in growing women’s soccer here in Indiana and, just as is the case with our USL Championship team, fulfilling our aim to be the premier club in the USL W League both on and off the field starting in 2022.”
The USL W League’s website currently lists 17 teams.
“We’re excited to welcome Indy Eleven to the USL W League as they introduce a women’s senior team,” Betsy Haugh, USL W League Director of Operations, said in a statement. “Indy Eleven is a fantastic organization that has a deep commitment to growing the sport of soccer, and we know they will be a tremendous addition to the W League.”