NWSL: Protect the players
NWSL: Protect the players
The NWSL and its Players Association (NWSLPA) published findings from its joint investigation on Wednesday, sharing that over half of the league’s 12 teams were negligent with respect to widespread misconduct and outlining the league’s necessary areas of improvement.
December 16, 2022
Canadian Women’s professional soccer league to launch in 2025
Canadian Women’s professional soccer league to launch in 2025
Two Canadian soccer legends announced Monday that the country’s first-ever professional women’s league will aim to begin play in April 2025, with two markets and two major sponsors already booked.
December 07, 2022
TV viewership for England's Women’s Super League (WSL) 2022-23 season has increased 70%
TV viewership for England's Women’s Super League (WSL) 2022-23 season has increased 70%
Four months after England brought football home, British broadcaster Sky revealed yesterday that TV viewership for the 2022–23 Women’s Super League (WSL) season increased 70% YoY, and that the company is already eyeing renewal when the deal expires in 2024.
December 02, 2022
NWSL teams Portland Thorns FC and Chicago Red Stars for sale
NWSL teams Portland Thorns FC and Chicago Red Stars for sale
The league confirmed yesterday that Merritt Paulson will sell Portland Thorns FC, while a report emerged hours later that Chicago Red Stars majority owner Arnim Whisler has started the process to do the same.
December 02, 2022
NWSL Portland Thorns FC might be for sale
NWSL Portland Thorns FC might be for sale
According to a report published last week, owner Merritt Paulson is in talks to sell the NWSL team, aiming to separate the Thorns from MLS’ Timbers FC in a grimy attempt to absolve himself of wrongdoing.
November 30, 2022
ESPN is reinventing its NCAA college hoops slate
ESPN is reinventing its NCAA college hoops slate
The broadcasting giant unveiled the ACC/SEC Challenge on Monday, an interconference women’s and men’s basketball (WBB and MBB) competition designed to replace both the SEC/Big Ten Challenge and the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
November 30, 2022
The Athletic and Google are officially partners for women’s sports
The Athletic and Google are officially partners for women’s sports
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The Athletic and Google unveiled a multiplatform project yesterday to expand its newsroom and double its coverage of professional women’s sports.
November 23, 2022
U.S. Soccer extended its partnership with Volkswagen
U.S. Soccer extended its partnership with Volkswagen
On Monday, the governing body extended its partnership with Volkswagen, the latest in a string of renewals ahead of a nine-month period that will see both the USMNT and USWNT play in FIFA World Cups.
November 09, 2022
NWSL heads to California
NWSL heads to California
The NWSL continues to receive love from the Golden State. The African American Sports & Entertainment Group (AASEG) and The Town FC announced Wednesday that they are exploring a joint expansion bid in the Oakland-East Bay region, and plan to formally submit their candidacy in 2024 or 2025.
November 04, 2022
Ally announced a five-year extension of its partnership with the NWSL during halftime of Saturday's championship
Ally announced a five-year extension of its partnership with the NWSL during halftime of Saturday's championship
Ally will keep on kicking with the NWSL. During halftime of Saturday’s championship, the financial services company announced a five-year extension of its partnership to stay on as the NWSL’s second-largest sponsor (only behind Nike).
October 31, 2022
NWSL earned multiple business victories this year
NWSL earned multiple business victories this year
This week, commissioner Jessica Berman revealed in an interview that the NWSL earned multiple business victories during a year of record-high engagement with women’s sports.
October 28, 2022