Women's Professional Soccer revoked the franchise rights from the magicJack team on Thursday after a season of bickering with owner Dan Borislow, leaving the USA-based football league at only five clubs.
The team was based in Boca Raton, Florida, and finished the 2011 season with ten wins, eight losses, and two drawn, fielding such USA FIFA Women's World Cup™ stars as Abby Wambach and goalkeeper Hope Solo.
A statement from the league said the board of governors had voted on Tuesday to terminate Borislow's franchise less than a year after he bought the Washington Freedom franchise and helped keep the entire league from folding.
Conflicts over displaying sponsor signs at matches and other expenses led the league to deduct a standings point from the team in May.
In August, Borislow sued the league over what he called a threat to immediately terminate the franchise. A league statement said Borislow was failing to pay bills and tarnishing the league's reputation.
MagicJack beat Boston Breakers 3-1 in the first round of the play-offs, but lost 2-0 at Philadelphia in the semi-finals. Western New York Flash won the league final 5-4 in a penalty shootout win over Philadelphia Independence on 27 August after the teams had played to a 1-1 draw.