The NFL has included two women on its list of officials. Clearly they know what they're signing up for, so let them prove their mettle, just like their male counterparts did.
With the collapse of the WPS, soccer insiders have various ideas about what comes next and whether there is the commitment to keep a league alive.
The NBA opened its door to women referees in 1997 but since then has not promoted anyone from the D-League. Officials say it will happen.
There is only one woman official in major American men's sports. But there are some who hope to soon break that glass ceiling.