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Portland Thorns forward Sophia Smith holds the MVP trophy after the team's NWSL championship game win against the Kansas City Current on October 29, 2022, in Washington. At left is NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman, who said the league plans to expand in 2024 by two teams. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

NWSL Expansion Announcement Coming Soon, Commissioner Says

Long-awaited expansion plans will be announced shortly, National Women’s Soccer League Commissioner Jessica Berman said last week before the league held its annual draft at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia. The league plans to add two teams for the 2024 season. Salt Lake City, Utah, is expected to be one of the two […]

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The 2022 edition of the NWSL Championship will take place at Audi Field in Washington D.C. in primetime on CBS.

National Women’s Soccer League Moves Championship Game to Primetime

The National Women’s Soccer League Championship will air in primetime for the first time ever in a major announcement between the NWSL, Ally Financial and CBS Sports. The 2022 Ally Financial NWSL Championship, presented by Budweiser, will air on CBS and stream on Paramount Plus on October 29 from Audi Field — primary home of […]

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NWSL Announces Trio of Executive Hires

The National Women’s Soccer League has announced the hiring of three senior executive roles, including Julie Haddon as chief marketing officer, Tatjana Haenni as chief sporting director and Bill Ordower as chief operating officer and chief legal officer. Both Haddon and Ordower will join the league immediately, while Haenni will transition into her role over […]

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NWSL Joins Daytona Soccer Fest With Match Between Orlando Pride and Racing Louisville FC

Daytona International Speedway will host a NWSL match between the Orlando Pride and Racing Louisville FC as part of Daytona Soccer Fest, which promises to bring entertainment and soccer to the iconic venue known for the annual Daytona 500. The game, originally scheduled for July 2 at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, will instead be on […]

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Jessica Berman Named National Women’s Soccer League Commissioner

Jessica Berman has been named the next commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League as the league readies for its 10th season of competition. “I’m honored to be the next commissioner of the NWSL and grateful to the owners for their confidence in me,” said Berman. “Working on behalf of, and in partnership with, our […]

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Nick Sakiewicz Resigns as National Lacrosse League Commissioner

National Lacrosse League Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz has announced he will resign from the position to pursue other interests but will continue to advise the league until June 30, 2022. Deputy Commissioner Jessica Berman will assume the commissioner role while the indoor lacrosse league begins its search for a new leader. Under Sakiewicz’s term as commissioner, […]

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Jessica Berman Named Deputy Commissioner of the National Lacrosse League

The National Lacrosse League has named Jessica Berman deputy commissioner and executive vice president of business affairs. Berman spent the last 13 years with the National Hockey League, most recently as vice president of community development, culture and growth. According to the NLL, Berman will become the first woman to hold the title of deputy […]

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