Nwsl

Soccer Kicking Hockey, Baseball for U.S. Popularity

Soccer is challenging hockey as the fourth most popular sport in the U.S. The sport could take another leap in 2026 with the FIFA World Cup.

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NWSL Inks Partnership Aimed At Closing Equal Pay Gap

The deal will make UKG the title sponsor for the 2023 NWSL Challenge Cup — but it will begin benefiting players’ pocketbooks this year.

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Carli Lloyd Sees More Pro Athletes Investing in NWSL

Carli Lloyd, a New Jersey native, has taken a minority ownership stake in Gotham FC less than a year after retirement.

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NWSL Hits Record High for Fan Attendance on Opening Weekend

Led by Angel City FC’s home debut, the NWSL’s 10th season kicked off with 10,000 fans per game, beating the previous mark from 2016.

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D.C. United Owner Buys Stake in Australian Basketball Team

D.C. United owner Jake Silverstein has purchased a 20% stake in the Brisbane Bullets, valuing the team at $30 million.

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Hollywood-Backed Angel City FC, Nashville SC Open to Sellout Crowds

Angel City’s investors include Natalie Portman, Alexis Ohanian, and a large collection of former USWNT stars. Nashville’s Geodis Park opened this season after a $335-million, privately funded construction.

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NWSL Minimum Salaries Jump 60% With First CBA

The National Women’s Soccer League Players Association has finalized its first-ever collective bargaining agreement with the NWSL.

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Michele Kang Reportedly Gains Control of Washington Spirit

The battle over the new owners of the Washington Spirit may be over.

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Washington Spirit's Majority Owner Threatened With Legal Action

Investors in the NWSL’s Washington Spirit have threatened legal action against majority owner Steve Baldwin.

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NWSL Players Ask for Free Agency Under Poor Salary Conditions

National Women’s Soccer League Players are calling for the league to implement free agency. Many players make only $22,000.

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