🌹 Accept this rose
The Portland Thorns were sold to the Bhathal family for a record $63M
The sale marks a record price for an NWSL team — it’s higher than the $53M expansion fee for Bay FC and Boston and nearly double the $35.5M sale of the Chicago Red Stars last August.
January 05, 2024
⚽ Empire state of mind
NJ/NY Gotham FC signed two USWNT superstars
Defending champions NJ/NY Gotham FC are making all the money moves this offseason, signing two USWNT superstars, with two more reportedly on the horizon.
January 03, 2024
💥 Secret (free) agents
Money moves in NWSL free agency
This year’s expanded free agency and record-breaking contracts are proving that the league’s rapid growth means a more lucrative — and at times, challenging — field of play for all involved.
December 22, 2023
⚽ A very Mary Christmas
English goalkeeper Mary Earps speaks out on Nike kit fiasco
ICYMI, the brand didn’t sell Earps’ jersey during the competition, but eventually listened to fan demand and watched the kit sell out immediately — twice.
December 20, 2023
⚽ The pick is in…
The top picks from this year's MLS SuperDraft
Just one week after Clemson hoisted the national championship trophy, the NCAA’s stars set their sights on an even bigger stage — yesterday’s MLS SuperDraft.
December 20, 2023
💸 A lionhearted approach
Michele Kang expands her women's soccer empire with most recent purchase
Businesswoman Michele Kang is expanding her women’s soccer empire with her recent purchase of the second-tier English club London City Lionesses (LCL).
December 18, 2023
⚽ Keep going, keep growing
How the NWSL expansion draft works
The NWSL’s two-team expansion draft kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. ET, providing the league’s incoming squads — Bay FC and the Utah Royals — an opportunity to fill their rosters with current NWSL players ahead of their upcoming inaugural season.
December 15, 2023
⚽ Enough already
FIFPRO found that one in five players at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup were targets of online discrimination and threats
In a report released on Monday, FIFPRO (the global soccer players’ union) found that one in five players at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup (WWC) were targets of online discrimination and threats, with the USWNT subjected to the most abuse of the 32 teams.
December 13, 2023
🏆 A dish best served cold
Clemson wins their fourth national championship in men's soccer
The No. 9–seed Clemson Tigers won their fourth national title on Monday after defeating fellow ACC squad No. 2 Notre Dame.
December 13, 2023
The U.S. and Mexico submitted a joint bid to host the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup
The U.S. and Mexico submitted a joint bid to host the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup
If successful, the North American neighbors plan on harnessing the surging popularity of women’s soccer to generate $3B in revenue and 4.5M in attendance.
December 11, 2023
No. 2 Notre Dame takes on No. 9 Clemson for men's national championship
No. 2 Notre Dame takes on No. 9 Clemson for men's national championship
Notre Dame earned a narrow 3–2 victory when these squads met on September 9th — and three months later, both teams are battle-hardened and hungry for some hardware.
December 11, 2023