⚽ It’s go time
No. 2 USWNT prepares for the Concacaf W Gold Cup semis
The inaugural Concacaf W Gold Cup semis kick off tonight with two must-see matches between four regional powers on deck from San Diego’s Snapdragon Stadium.
March 06, 2024
⚽ Gold rush, incoming
No. 10 CanWNT books its ticket to the Concacaf W Gold Cup semifinals
After a thrilling weekend of international footy, the first-ever Concacaf W Gold Cup semifinals are set, with four regional powers still fighting for the inaugural trophy as the 2024 Paris Olympics loom large.
March 04, 2024
⚽ New rules
NWSL issues ownership rules for private equity and sovereign wealth fund investment
NWSL owners rolled out new rules last week about how private equity (PE) funds can invest in multiple teams. The policy also excludes sovereign wealth funds from ownership, meaning Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and other state-owned investment funds will be unable to buy NWSL stakes as the league grows.
March 04, 2024
⚽ Only shooting stars break the mold
Concacaf W Gold Cup quarter-final preview: CanWNT edition
The knockout stage of the inaugural Concacaf W Gold Cup kicks off tomorrow, and while some squads are finding their stride in the Paris 2024 Olympics tune-up tourney, others are faltering.
March 01, 2024
💰 Stake and potatoes
TOCA signs multiyear partnership with NWSL’s Thompson sisters
Soccer tech company TOCA announced an extensive multiyear partnership with Angel City FC teammates (and sisters!) Alyssa and Gisele Thompson yesterday. While the Thompsons have secured groundbreaking deals in the past, this marks their first deal that includes an equity stake.
February 28, 2024
🇦🇺 She’ll be right
Australia reports economic impact of $867.5M from 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup
The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup (WWC) had a profound economic and social impact for host country Australia, according to a recent Football Australia report. Here are some key numbers from the Land Down Under.
February 26, 2024
⚽ What’s going on?
CanWNT’s players’ association sues Canada Soccer for $40M
On the eve of No. 10 CanWNT’s 6–0 CONCACAF W Gold Cup win over No. 104 El Salvador, the Canadian Soccer Players’ Association (which represents CanWNT) filed a lawsuit against its employer, Canada Soccer, for $40M, alleging financial negligence.
February 23, 2024
⚽ It’s a real-life boogie
Everything you need to know about the 2024 MLS season
The 29th MLS season kicks off tonight — the league’s earliest-ever start as its popularity reaches new heights, largely thanks to a certain GOAT in South Beach.
February 21, 2024
Everything you need to know about the inaugural CONCACAF W Gold Cup
Everything you need to know about the inaugural CONCACAF W Gold Cup
Today’s special edition is all about the inaugural CONCACAF W Gold Cup, a brand-new elite competition featuring some of the best women’s soccer teams in the world, including the No. 2 USWNT and No. 10 CanWNT.
February 20, 2024
📺 On the telly
WSL begins negotiating new media rights deals with UK networks
After joining forces with the Women’s Championship (WC) and reorganizing under NewCo, the Women’s Super League (WSL) is taking the next big step toward getting paid. Following in the footsteps of FIFA and the NWSL, the WSL is negotiating to have every game shown live in the UK next season.
February 16, 2024
📱 Nothing but net
Google inks integrated multiyear partnership with the NWSL
During a hectic 2024 NWSL offseason, the league made its own game-changing move by signing a multiyear partnership with Google yesterday. Google Pixel will become the NWSL’s official mobile phone partner and a title sponsor, in addition to supporting tech activations.
February 14, 2024
💸 Feeling brand NewCo
NewCo lands $25.2M loan from the English Premier League
England’s newly-formed NewCo, which consists of the top two flights of English women’s football — the Women’s Super League (WSL) and Women’s Championship (WC) — just landed a $25.2M interest-free loan from the English Premier League (EPL) several months after the WSL requested money to revamp UK women’s soccer.
February 12, 2024