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On Assignment: A Stadium Shows Its Versatility

It can be one of the little annoyances that fans can experience either in the stadium or watching on television: Seeing the lines of one sport—washed out or not—on the field as you watch action from a different sport. That annoyance is what made the field for the recent LA Sevens international rugby match at […]

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Lisa Baird Named NWSL Commissioner

Lisa Baird, who has extensive sports management experience between her time at the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee in addition to the NFL, will be the new commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League. The NWSL will charge Baird with oversight of all league operations and NWSL Media, as well as working to grow […]

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Florida, New Jersey, Texas to Host SheBelieves Cup

U.S. Soccer‘s fifth annual SheBelieves Cup will be highlighted by an expanded tournament format that includes four of the top 13 women’s teams in the world and returns to two previous sites, plus the debut of a new city that will host the tournament’s culmination. The 2020 tournament will take place March 5–11 as England, […]

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Four Bids Announced for 2023 Women’s World Cup

Four bids have been received to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on the heels of unprecedented worldwide attention to the 2019 version held in France. The four bids include a joint proposal from Australia and New Zealand along with bids from Brazil, Colombia and Japan. None of those countries has hosted the Women’s […]

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Reign FC Ownership Close to Sale to French Powerhouse

One of the biggest clubs in international women’s soccer may be moving into the National Women’s Soccer League. The OL Groupe, the parent company of French powerhouse Olympique Lyon, is in exclusive negotiations to buy Reign FC, the Tacoma-based NWSL club that is the home of U.S. stars Megan Rapinoe and Allie Long. A release […]

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NWSL Adds Louisville Team as 10th Franchise

The National Women’s Soccer League will be back in the double figures for teams with the addition of Louisville, Kentucky, as the league’s fourth expansion franchise, with play scheduled to begin in 2021 at Lynn Family Stadium, a soccer-specific stadium with a capacity of nearly 14,000 scheduled to open in 2020. Louisville will be the […]

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The U.S. soccer team poses for a photo before an international friendly soccer match against Ireland in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

U.S. Women’s Soccer Victory Tour Brings Champions to Fans

What some programs or leagues or teams wish would happen over a period of years hit the United States women’s national soccer team within a month’s time. Already going into the FIFA Women’s World Cup with the label of favorites and defending champions, the team not only successfully defended its title, but did so with […]

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FIFA Approves Expanded Women’s World Cup Field

Coming off the worldwide success of the 2019 Women’s World Cup, won by the United States with television audiences across the globe registering record highs, FIFA will seek to capitalize on the increased attention on women’s soccer by increasing the field for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to 32 teams, eight more than before. […]

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