WPSL Elite League Confirms Dates and Times for Championship Series

WPSL Elite and Sahlen's Stadium Will Provide Live Feed and Updates for USWNT Olympic Match on Saturday, July 28 Thanks to Western New York Flash
By: WPSL News Desk
 
July 7, 2012 - PRLog -- The Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) has confirmed the dates and times for the inaugural WPSL Elite League Championship Series.

The Semi-Final matches will take place at Sahlen’s stadium in Rochester, NY, on Wednesday, July 25, with the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds playing at 5:00 p.m. and the No. 1 and No. 4 seeds playing at 8:00 p.m.

The Championship Final will take place on Saturday, July 28, at 1:00 p.m. as previously announced. Recently there had been rumors that the final would be postponed because of a conflict with the U.S. Women’s National Team match against Columbia at the 2012 London Olympics. Every effort has been made to avoid this conflict as America celebrates women’s soccer at the highest levels at home and abroad.

Unfortunately, prior commitments and logistics for both the stadium and the teams involved in the WPSL Elite Championship Series made a change in scheduling impossible. Because of this, WPSL Elite and Sahlen’s Stadium will provide a live feed of the USWNT match as well as live updates throughout the championship final.

While the WPSL Elite Championship schedule was not released until recently, the semi-final and final games had been scheduled prior to the official release of the USWNT Olympic match schedule. Because of a previously scheduled Major League Lacrosse match, televised on ESPN at 4:00 p.m. ET, the game time could not be pushed back. Moving the final match to Sunday was deemed not a viable option due to costs involved and travel needs for the teams playing.

The WPSL apologizes to soccer fans for the conflict between the WPSL Elite Championship Series and the USWNT Olympic match. We hope that fans of the beautiful game will come out to Sahlen’s Stadium to enjoy both live elite soccer action and the televised Olympic game.

WPSL Elite League Championship Series:
The 2012 WPSL Elite League Championship Series will be hosted by the Western New York Flash. All playoff games will take place at Sahlen's Stadium, located at 460 Oak Street, Rochester, NY, 14608.

For ticket information, call 585-454-KICK (5425).

Media interested in covering any of the playoff matches should contact the league office at 800-854-0913 or email WPSL MEDIA.

For local media, contact A.J. Cecere, WNY Flash Assistant General Manager, at 716-655-7529 or aj@WNYFlash.com .

About the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL):
The Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is the largest national Women’s Soccer League in the world. With more than 70-plus women’s soccer teams, the WPSL is the leading amateur soccer league in America. The league is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) as an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). The WPSL's mission is to provide opportunities to further the women’s soccer game for the aspiring professional, international-level players and passionate amateurs. The WPSL season brings affordable and quality family entertainment to the community, displays positive role models for our youth and offers the essential connection between youth and pro women’s soccer in America.

About the WPSL Elite League:
With the addition of three former Women's Professional Soccer teams, the WPSL Elite League is now the highest level women's soccer league in America. The leage features eight teams: Former WPS franchises Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, and 2011 WPS Champion Western New York Flash; WPSL teams  ASA Chesapeake Charge, FC Indiana, New England Mutiny and New York Fury; and the independant Philadelphia Fever.

For more information please visit http://www.WPSL.info or call 858-531-8300 for more information
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