Two attention grabbing events, two failed leagues. Despite tremendous highs, women's soccer in the United States has seen their share of great lows.
Pittsford-native Abby Wambach and several of her teammates on the US Women's National Soccer team have played in American professional leagues only to see them fail. Women's Professional Soccer lasted from 2009-2011 and the WUSA ran from 2001-2003 before folding.
With the buzz generated from last summer's Women's World Cup and this year's London Olympics, there is hope that a new league can grow and sustain itself in the US.
Patience and investors are key for a new league, but those two things rarely go hand-in-hand. The 10-game tour that the US Women's National Team is a step toward maintaining momentum for women's soccer.