TAMPA/INDIANAPOLIS – Indy Eleven today announced its commitment to the USL Super League, a new professional women’s soccer league kicking off in August 2024. The Eleven will join an initial group of 10-12 markets as pioneering members of this first division league in women’s soccer.
“I could not be more excited to bring the USL Super League to Indiana,” Indy Eleven Founder and Chairman Ersal Ozdemir said. “Our focus and commitment to women’s soccer was part of our vision and mission from day one. To create opportunities for girls and women in soccer is so important and we have been driven to, not only, provide those opportunities but to do so at the highest level. The USL Super League launching as a First Division, Top Tier, Elite major league puts it on par with the top levels of soccer across the globe. Our national team consistently dominates on the world stage, and we are invested in solidifying the foundation of soccer in the United States and in Indiana to make sure we continue to develop next level talent. I’m thrilled to have Indy Eleven play such an important part of this growth.”
Indy Eleven has quickly established itself as a success in developing talent in women’s soccer, as its USL W League team went undefeated with a 10-0-2 record in its inaugural regular season. While continuing to cultivate a pathway to the pros through Academy operations, the W League and now the USL Super League, Indy Eleven has made a commitment to the future of girls’ and women’s soccer.
“This is a total team effort,” stated Greg Stremlaw, Indy Eleven President & CEO. “From the vision of our ownership, the work in our front office and to the incredible support of our fans, we have not wavered in our dedication to growing the women’s game. The USL Super League launching on the doorstep of Eleven Park has all the stars aligning.” Stremlaw, who was also the 2022 W League executive of the year added, “The premiere of an elite level, top tier women’s pro league launching at the same time we are breaking ground on an elite level top tier stadium is more than fate and coincidence. It’s what happens when great ideas and hard work hit the calendar at the same time. We have been a proud partner with the USL at the Academy, W League and Championship level for a number of years and we share a passion and desire to grow the women’s game.”
The USL Super League will be governed by U.S. Soccer’s Division One…