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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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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. Tuesday, June 1 AUTO RACING: Indianapolis 500 Home to Biggest Fan Attendance Since […]

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Louisville to Host International Women’s Cup Soccer

Louisville, Kentucky will host the inaugural International Women’s Cup, a four-team professional soccer competition that will include home team Racing Louisville FC as well as the Chicago Red Stars from the National Women’s Soccer League. Organizers say the event will be held on August 18 and August 21 at the new Lynn Family Stadium with […]

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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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Houston Dash forward Rachel Daly holds the trophy alongside teammates while celebrating their NWSL soccer Challenge Cup championship win over the Chicago Red Stars, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Life in a Bubble: Leagues Working on Responsible Return to Play

Whether it is a bubble or not, there is no guarantee that risk is eliminated by health and return to play protocols, sports figures reiterated during a recent Marist College online webinar “COVID-19 and the Responsible Return to Sports.” Between the successes of the National Women’s Soccer League and — so far — Major League […]

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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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NWSL Expansion Franchise Reveals Racing Louisville FC Branding

The newest club in the National Women’s Soccer League will be known as Racing Louisville FC ahead of the team’s debut next season. Racing Louisville FC will start play in the spring of 2021 at the new Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky — also home for the city’s USL team — while training daily […]

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Special Report: How COVID-19 has Changed the Sports-Event Industry

After months of waiting, you and your spouse are heading to the stadium. After a wait of what seems like forever to be at a game, your mobile tickets are loaded on the phone as you get out of your car and head over to the stadium entrance, making sure to stop six feet from […]

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