The W-League has a new look this year, particularly out west, where a pair of Canadian teams in Vancouver and Victoria have opted out of the upcoming season.
There are now seven teams in the Western Conference: Bay Area Breeze (new to the league and fully professional), Colorado Rapids Women, Colorado Rush, LA Strikers, Pali Blues, Santa Clarita Blue Heat, Seattle Sounders Women.
The Sounders Women will play each division rival once home and once away for a total of 12 W-League game plus at least four exhibitions. Seattle will host a minimum of 11 games at Starfire Stadium.
Season tickets are on sale and game tickets are set to become available Feb. 13.
Here is the Sounders Women’s schedule for 2013:
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*Sunday, April 14 — vs. Oregon State University at 6 p.m.
*Friday, April 26 — vs. Seattle University at 7 p.m.
*Wednesday, May 1 — vs. Seattle Pacific University at 7 p.m.
*Friday, May 10 — vs. University of Washington at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, May 27 — vs. Los Angeles Strikers at 3 p.m.
Friday, May 31 — vs. Colorado Rush at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 5 — at Los Angeles Strikers at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 7 — at Santa Clarita Blue Heart at 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 9 — at Pali Blues at 3 p.m.
Friday, June 14 — at Colorado Rapids Women at 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 16 — at Colorado Rush at 1 p.m.
Friday, June 21 — vs. Bay Area Breeze at 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 23 — vs. Pali Blues at 3 p.m.
Sunday, June 30 — vs. Colorado Rapids at 7 p.m.
Friday, July 5 — vs. Santa Clarita Blue Heat at 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 14 — at Bay Area Breeze at 7 p.m.
* — exhibition games
Note: A pair of possible exhibitions were also listed on the schedule.