The start of the NWSL postseason
The start of the NWSL postseason
The NWSL has undergone a massive reckoning since the regular season ended, so we’re here to get you up to speed on all the on- and off-pitch happenings.
October 16, 2022
Everything you need to know about MLS Cup Playoffs
Everything you need to know about MLS Cup Playoffs
The MLS Cup Playoffs are here, and so are we! It’s time to dive into this year’s postseason fun, which will serve as the perfect appetizer ahead of November’s men’s FIFA World Cup.
October 15, 2022
Endorsements for women's teams, leagues and athletes continue to rise
Endorsements for women's teams, leagues and athletes continue to rise
Deal tracking platform SponsorUnited published a report yesterday that indicates endorsements for women’s teams and leagues increased 21% YoY in the U.S., Europe and Australia, while athlete sponsorship jumped 18%.
October 14, 2022
FIFA youth movement
FIFA youth movement
World soccer’s governing body partnered with online gaming platform Roblox on Wednesday to launch FIFA World, a digital gathering space in the metaverse centered around November’s men’s World Cup and July’s women’s equivalent.
October 14, 2022
Calls for change in the NWLS after independent investigation detailed systemic abuse
Calls for change in the NWLS after independent investigation detailed systemic abuse
More than a week after an independent investigation detailed systemic abuse in the NWSL, many are increasing the volume on calls for change.
October 12, 2022
MLS decision day preview
MLS decision day preview
Buckle up, Sunday is MLS’ Decision Day, aka the last day of the season, when all 28 teams play in seven simultaneous Eastern Conference (EC) games, followed by seven concurrent Western Conference (WC) games, with playoff berths on the line.
October 07, 2022
The fallout of NWSL investigation has fans demanding for ownership change
The fallout of NWSL investigation has fans demanding for ownership change
The fallout continues for NWSL leadership after the U.S. Soccer Federation published findings from its independent investigation into league-wide abuse.
October 07, 2022
Pressure is mounting for NWSL owners of the Portland Thorns and Chicago Red Stars to sell
Pressure is mounting for NWSL owners of the Portland Thorns and Chicago Red Stars to sell
Pressure is mounting on two NWSL owners to sell. After an independent investigation, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) published a groundbreaking report on Monday detailing systemic abuse across the league and negligence from the likes of Portland Thorns owner Merritt Paulson and Chicago Red Stars founder Arnim Whisler.
October 05, 2022
Systemic failure after systemic failure in women's soccer
Systemic failure after systemic failure in women's soccer
As discussed on yesterday’s episode of The GIST of It, U.S. Soccer released the highly anticipated findings from the year-long independent investigation into abuse allegations in the NWSL, and the conclusions are even more damning than expected.
October 05, 2022
A new era for U.S. Soccer with JT Batson as its new CEO and secretary general
A new era for U.S. Soccer with JT Batson as its new CEO and secretary general
On Monday, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) announced media, advertising and technology exec JT Batson as its new CEO and secretary general.
September 28, 2022
Arsenal vs. Tottenham broke WSL's attendance record with 47K fans at the North London Derby
Arsenal vs. Tottenham broke WSL's attendance record with 47K fans at the North London Derby
Saturday is clearly for the girls. In their 4–0 victory against visiting Tottenham F.C., Arsenal welcomed 47,367 fans to the North London Derby, smashing the Women’s Super League’s (WSL’s) attendance record by almost 10K in the process.
September 26, 2022