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 Continue Reading

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U.S. Youth Soccer Picks Seven Sites for National Showcases

U.S. Youth Soccer will host two national showcase events at the home of the North Carolina Fusion club team in Greensboro, North Carolina, and has awarded six other destinations events for 2020 and 2021 as part of the inaugural season of the USYS National League Showcase Series. The series will allow 14U–19U boys and girls Continue Reading

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Loudoun County to Host Premier Soccer Services from 2021–2025

Premier Soccer Services will bring its annual East Coast Premier Cup to Loudoun County, Virginia for five years starting in 2021. The August tournament, secured by Loudoun Sports Tourism, is expected to draw thousands of participants and spectators annually. “This is outstanding news and couldn’t have come at a better time as we look to Continue Reading

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Kristoffer Ventura putts during the final round during the 2019 Utah Championship, a Korn Ferry Tour event. Ventura won the championship in a playoff. Photo by the Utah Championship.

Case Study: How to Keep Events Scheduled During COVID-19

Four major events that will be broadcast nationally can be a good summer’s calendar for any sports commission. Being able to host those events in the summer as a worldwide pandemic rages on is another level altogether. The Utah Sports Commission is in the midst of a stretch where the Monster Energy Supercross tour is Continue Reading

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Built for LAFC, the newly opened Banc of California Stadium will also be one of many venues used during the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Major League Soccer

LAFC Stadium Naming Rights Deal Restructured

Los Angeles Football Club and Banc of California will restructure a long-term partnership that will result in the bank stepping away from its naming rights deal on LAFC’s stadium in downtown Los Angeles. The bank will remain as the club’s primary banking partner and remain a partner on other collaborations. “We are extremely proud of Continue Reading

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MLS and USYS Partner on Youth Soccer Initiative

Major League Soccer and the U.S. Youth Soccer Association have announced a partnership to collaborate on initiatives to support and engage soccer players and soccer communities throughout the United States. The agreement aims to enhance player identification and monitoring, coaching and scouting education, competition and fan engagement throughout the USYS community, which includes more than Continue Reading

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Timmy Hill (No. 66) beats Ryan Preece (No. 37) to the checkered flag at Texas in the the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 at iRacing’s virtual Texas Motor Speedway on March 29, 2020.

Professional Leagues, Networks Turning to Esports

With no live events to broadcast, sports leagues and their television partners are going to the next best thing—having esports take their place in sports from auto racing to basketball as fallout continues from the coronavirus pandemic. What started as replacement programming for a regional cable network has shifted to broadcast sports, as ESPN is Continue Reading

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina - Sunday March 22, 2020: U.S. Soccer Federation CEO Will Wilson.

U.S. Soccer Names New CEO

William Wilson, a sports executive with 29 years of experience with a variety of leagues and as an agent, has been named the chief executive officer and secretary general of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Wilson, 52, joins U.S. Soccer from Wasserman, where he served as executive vice president and co-head of football for the last Continue Reading

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