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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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USL Championship Awards Franchise to Milwaukee

The United Soccer League has announced a new USL Championship franchise to a local investment group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The club, led by local investors Kacmarcik Enterprises and Milwaukee Pro Soccer, will begin play in 2025 and serve as the primary tenant of a new, 8,000-seat stadium to be constructed in a sports and entertainment […]

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United Soccer League Headed to Jacksonville; Oakland Roots Explore New Stadium

The United Soccer League announced that JAXUSL, a Jacksonville-based group of investors and executives that includes Tim Tebow, has acquired the rights to a USL Championship expansion franchise with the intent of beginning play in 2025. The new club will be the first in Northeast Florida to feature both men’s and women’s professional soccer. JAXUSL […]

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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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United Soccer League Appoints Sarah Brady to Lead USL Academy for Girls

The United Soccer League has named Sarah Brady as the USL Academy Director for the women’s pathway, charging Brady with leading the USL’s efforts to build out the USL Academy program for girls. The expansion of the USL women’s pathway is designed to identify more talented young players in local communities and provide them a […]

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Former Liverpool CEO Starts New Team in USL League One

Former Liverpool Chief Executive Officer Peter Moore is starting a new club called the Santa Barbara Sky that will compete in the USL League One in 2024. “We are so excited to welcome Santa Barbara Sky FC into the USL,” said USL Chief Operating Officer Justin Papadakis. “This vibrant, diverse city and the surrounding areas […]

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United Soccer League and Legends Enter 10-Year Partnership

The United Soccer League and Legends have announced a multi-faceted, 10-year partnership that will accelerate the USL’s growth and drive future business. The USL has more than 200 professional and pre-professional clubs across the United States and is in rapid expansion mode, looking to add more than 25 professional clubs over the next five years […]

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Louisville Named Host City for Inaugural USL Summer Showcase

Louisville, Kentucky, will host the inaugural USL Summer Showcase, a multi-day celebration of soccer and the United Soccer League highlighting its role in shaping the game’s future throughout the country. Soccer executives from around the United States will convene in Louisville for the event, which includes the USL annual mid-year meetings, community events and partner […]

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