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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.   OLYMPICS: IOC Confirms Beijing Games Will Not Be Postponed Posted: Thursday, January […]

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San Diego Wave FC Unveils Official Team Crest and Colors

San Diego Wave has unveiled the official team crest and colors representing the newest franchise of the National Women’s Soccer League. A wave, cresting in the Pacific Ocean blues, sits front and center as the mark of Wave FC.  And under the banner of the city’s name are the colors of the horizon. “We are […]

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OL Reign Returns Home to Seattle

OL Reign will relocate from Tacoma to Seattle and Lumen Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders, starting with the 2022 National Women’s Soccer League season. OL Reign will make the move to Lumen Field from its current home at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, where the team moved in 2019. At the time, […]

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Kansas City NWSL and Port KC Finalize Plans for First NWSL Purpose-Built Stadium

Kansas City’s National Women’s Soccer League team has announced plans for the league’s first purpose-built soccer stadium that would be located along the city’s riverfront with a cost of approximately $70 million. Kansas City NWSL owners Angie Long, Chris Long and Brittany Matthews made the announcement 10 months since the group was awarded a franchise […]

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National Women’s Soccer League Appoints Marla Messing as Interim CEO

The National Women’s Soccer League board of governors has appointed Marla Messing, the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup president and chief executive officer, as its interim CEO to oversee the day-to-day operations. Messing will work in close coordination with the board of governors to execute on key initiatives that will promote actionable, sustainable change and […]

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NWSL Moving Championship Game to Louisville

The National Women’s Soccer League will move the 2021 championship game to Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky, home of the league’s newest expansion franchise Racing Louisville FC. The NWSL and NWSL Players Association made the announcement on Wednesday morning. The game was scheduled for Providence Park in Portland, Oregon, on an artificial turf surface […]

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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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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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