Date: September 17, 2003

WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE SUSPENDS PLAY

The Women's United Soccer League suspended operations Monday (Sept. 15) after three years of play. The eight-team league's season ran April to August, ending Aug. 24 this year. Officials announced the decision to fold was based on a shortfall in sponsorship dollars. Attendance averaged 8,117 per game in the inaugural 2001 season. That had fallen to 6,667 in 2003.

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