Women’s Professional Soccer has agreed to player contracts that will guarantee National Team players a minimum of $40,000 per year. See the official press release here. In addition, the League set a per team, $565,000 salary cap. The Leaguewide average salary will be about $32,000. As of now, the players are not unionized.
According to the Sports Business Journal, WPS and its players also reached an agreement providing one year of injury protection. In addition, the agreement permits players to approve/disapprove potential marketing and image usage and sets individual fee percentages for licensing.
As opening day nears, footiebusiness.com will provide additional coverage of the WPS business model, marketing and potential for success. WPS is set to kick off its inagural season on March 29