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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)

Report: NWSL Expanding to Boston, Salt Lake City and Bay Area

Salt Lake City, Utah, along with Boston and San Francisco will be the next National Women’s Soccer League expansion franchises with Salt Lake City and Bay Area teams planning to start play in the 2024 season and Boston joining as soon as the year after, reported the Wall Street Journal. Expansion of the league has […]

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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 new training center for the KC Current is 17,000 square feet and includes a weight room, lockers, kitchen, recovery room and three fields that soon be expanded to 10. (Photos by Jason Gewirtz)

Patrick Mahomes Joins NWSL Kansas City Current Ownership

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has joined the ownership of the Kansas City Current, making him the first active NFL player to have equity in a National Women’s Soccer League team. Mahomes’ wife, Brittany, is already part of the ownership group for the team that includes Chris and Angie Long. The team, which recently […]

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The new training center for the KC Current is 17,000 square feet and includes a weight room, lockers, kitchen, recovery room and three fields that soon be expanded to 10. (Photos by Jason Gewirtz)

Women’s Soccer Rides the Current in Kansas City

The NWSL team in Kansas City is called the Current, an apt name for a franchise directing the movement of women’s sports and carving a path for professional teams and destinations with their own ambitions. The proof of that can be found in the team’s recently opened $17 million, privately financed, 17,600-square-foot training center, which […]

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

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. TENNIS: Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic Withdraws from U.S. Open Posted: Thursday, August 25 With the final Grand Slam of the tennis season about to start […]

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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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KC Current Release Updated Renderings of Downtown Stadium

The Kansas City Current have released new renderings for the first stadium purpose-built for a National Women’s Soccer League team with an expanded capacity of 11,500 along with in-stadium amenities like a Concourse Club and Scoreboard Bar. The privately funded stadium at Berkley Riverfront Park will have a 50-year lease agreement with Port KC on […]

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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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The Women’s Cup Expands for 2022 Return to Louisville

The Women’s Cup, an international club competition that was held in a four-team format last year, will expand to six teams this season at Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky, home of NWSL club Racing Louisville FC. Two clubs from Europe, along with Liga MX Femenil’s Club América from Mexico and the WE League’s Nippon […]

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