What I'm really interested in seeing is how the respective leagues will react to whatever configuration of teams leaves for this new league. Of course neither will want to be cannibalized, but the truth is that the WPSL-Elite League is going to be starting from scratch at best, and disappearing altogether at worst because Boston, Western New York, Chicago, and New York Fury seem intent on something even more professional. And W-League could be losing from 2-6 marquee franchises. Without those squads, the Elite league certainly wouldn't have existed this year, and the majority of top national team players (US and international) were drawn to W-League teams that happen to be the ones most likely to move up into the new league because of their professionalism. And to be honest, it doesn't make sense for an Elite League or W-Pro competing with this new venture. I have to imagine all parties will try to placate those leagues for the loss of teams and players, even if there is little either can really do about it; their cooperation, in whatever capacity, has to be critical - but in what way will they cooperate now that their leagues could be taking a big hit on the heels of the biggest exposure they've ever had? This could get downright Machiavellian - no, Borislowian.