By Will Yoder
January 30, 2012

The Women’s Professional Soccer League (WPS) has decided to suspend operations for the 2012 season, according to a tweet from Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl.

[tweet https://twitter.com/GrantWahl/status/164022492204244992 align='center']

The WPS plans to use this year to sort out some pending legal issues, and the challenges that they now face as a result of ongoing disputes with a former owner.

"We are proud of what the League has accomplished in the first three seasons, but we do recognize the necessity to resolve our existing legal and operational issues so that we can continue to support and grow WPS the right way," said Sky Blue FC Owner Thomas Hofstetter in a WPS press release. "This was a very difficult decision, but one we as owners feel is the best business decision for the League at this time."

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