This is a great way to cut operating costs for the Women’s team, and get more use out of each stadium. Now the only question is, will they Women’s team be formally affilated with the Men’s teams? I am skeptical, however, that if you have an MLS team you automatically have a buil in fan base for women’s soccer. There will be some crossover, but it won’t be significant.
It makes complete sense to place women’s teams in the same market as men’s teams, especially if they have a SSS. You have a built in fan base and you have a building designed for your sport. For any league to survive, it needs to make money, but your not going to make money if you have to rent a 60,000-seat football stadium for a 9,000-seat event.