The Washington Post reports that the Women’s Professional Soccer league has decided to terminate the magicJack franchise.
“After careful consideration, the Board of Governors of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) voted on Tuesday to terminate the Boca Raton based magicJack franchise,” a press release from the WPS said. “WPS will continue to deliver to its players and fans the world’s top women’s soccer league, with plans to make 2012 the most competitive and successful season to date.”
The team, formerly the Washington Freedom, was bought by owner Dan Borislow who relocated the franchise to Florida. Previous reports claim that he ignored league guidelines and treated his players poorly.
“The league continues to cause permanent damage and now taken away our ability to even sell the franchise, all without due process,” Borislow said in an email to the Post. “MagicJack and myself will do everything we can to help our Women bring home the Gold next year [in London]. Our priority has not and will not change.”
It is unknown what will happen to team members including U.S. World Cup stars Abby Wambach, Hope Solo and Megan Rapinoe. Five teams now remain in the WPS, which was established in 2009.