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Portland to Host 2021 NWSL Championship Game

The National Women’s Soccer League will have its 2021 championship game at Providence Park, home of the league’s Portland Thorns FC, on November 20. The expanded 2021 playoffs will feature the top six teams at the end of the regular season, with the top two seeds earning a first-round bye to the semifinals. The quarterfinals […]

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NWSL Expanding to San Diego in 2022

The National Women’s Soccer League will continue its expansion in 2022 with a new franchise launching in San Diego, the league announced on Tuesday. The club’s name, crest, head coach and venue partner will be announced at a later date. The owner is Ron Burkle, who planned to take an NWSL team to Sacramento as […]

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NWSL Leaves Utah, Returns Women’s Professional Soccer to Kansas City

What was in the past is now the present for the National Women’s Soccer League, as the organization will welcome a team back to Kansas City, Missouri, after the market lost a team three years ago to Utah. The NWSL Board of Governors has officially approved an expansion team in Kansas City that will begin […]

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Lisa Baird: Staging a Monthlong Tournament During a Pandemic

Few commissioners of professional sports have had to undergo the immediate challenges that faced Lisa Baird when she took over the National Women’s Soccer League. While her professional background included a decade as chief marketing officer of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and a similar role before that at the National Football League, not […]

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NWSL Expands Into Los Angeles With Angel City FC

The National Women’s Soccer League is going Hollywood. The league announced that a majority woman-founded group will start an expansion team in Los Angeles in 2022 with some of the biggest names in show business alongside several women’s soccer superstars. The reveal was teased on social media for the past 24 hours and unveiled as […]

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Lisa Baird Named NWSL Commissioner

Lisa Baird, who has extensive sports management experience between her time at the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee in addition to the NFL, will be the new commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League. The NWSL will charge Baird with oversight of all league operations and NWSL Media, as well as working to grow […]

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