Lady Force


General Information On the WPSL and the Knoxville Lady Force – 2020 Lady Force Home Opener on June 1 at 5:00 PM in Regal Soccer Stadium!


The Women’s Premier Soccer League has over 60 teams nationally and is the largest women’s soccer league in the nation. The WPSL’s main focus is on the development of highly competitive amateur women’s soccer teams. WPSL also makes every effort to bring quality soccer to all levels of the community and to promote the stature of female athletes as role models for our youth.

The WPSL was formed in 1998. It is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) as an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the ruling body of soccer in the United States and FIFA, the world’s ruling body for soccer.
The highly competitive national league includes U.S. National Team, university, amateur, international, and former professional soccer players.

The formal WPSL season starts in early May and concludes with playoffs and regional and national championship matches by early August. The Knoxville Lady Force will play alongside of the men’s Knoxville Force at the Regal Soccer Stadium on the campus of the University of Tennessee during its inaugural season.

Jerry Zanelli, WPSL founder and league Commissioner, stated that he is “extremely pleased that the Knoxville Lady Force will be the anchor team for expanding the WPSL into the southeastern United States.” East Tennessee is already a great region for women’s soccer with several colleges and universities in the area fielding strong women’s teams, including the University of Tennessee, Maryville College, Carson Newman, Tennessee Tech University, East Tennessee State University, and others.

Zanelli said that “Many college programs encourage their players to play in our summer league because they believe it helps them prepare for the upcoming season. These players gain tremendous experience playing alongside other dedicated, competitive players, some of whom are former professional soccer players and others whom are aspiring to become professionals on or off the field.” Knoxville Lady Force should draw highly talented local, regional, and international women to play at an advanced level of the sport.

The General Manager for Knoxville Lady Force will be Jason Goss, Vice President of Knoxville Soccer LLC, and a former soccer standout at CAK who was named an all-Knoxville Interscholastic League (KIL) player. Goss graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration degree from Elon University in North Carolina and dual Masters degrees in Business Administration and Sports Administration from Ohio University. He has worked with the professional Italian soccer team, Ascoli Calcio and Major League Soccer at its headquarters in New York, and also serves as General Manager of Knoxville’s NPSL men’s soccer team, the Knoxville Force.

The team roster formation process will begin soon and player tryouts will start in December, 2011 and January, 2012. Experienced players who are interested in being a part of the Knoxville Lady Force should email Head Coach, Fields Brown

About Knoxville Soccer LLC
The Knoxville Lady Force and the Knoxville Force are owned by Knoxville Soccer LLC, whose mission is to serve as a focal point for social change by offering soccer programs and projects that enhance the health and well-being of a broad and diverse population of the Knoxville community. “We view soccer as a powerful venue for developing self- esteem, self-confidence, leadership skills, teamwork, respect for others, and the inherent benefits of physical exercise,” noted Goss.