National Women's Soccer League
Professional soccer league, highest level of women's soccer in the United States
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The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is a professional women's soccer league owned by the teams, and under a management contract with the United States Soccer Federation. At the top of the United States league system, it represents the sport's highest level in the United States. The NWSL was established in 2012 as a successor to Women's Professional Soccer (2007–2012), which was itself the successor to Women's United Soccer Association (2001–2003). The league began play in 2013 with eight teams, four of which were former members of Women's Professional Soccer. With the addition of three expansion teams in Houston (2014), Orlando (2016), Salt Lake City (2018) and the loss of FC Kansas City and Boston Breakers, it now has nine teams throughout the United States.
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NWSL players wear 'Black Lives Matter' shirts, kneel before first game of Challenge CupPlayers from NWSL's North Carolina and Portland teams wore "Black Lives Matter" shirts and kneeled in a moment of silence at Saturday's Challenge Cup.
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Rapinoe withdraws from NWSL event amid coronavirus fearsUnited States winger Megan Rapinoe is one of three internationals to have withdrawn from the NWSL Challenge Cup amid coronavirus fears.
Caitlin Foord: Arsenal sign 77-cap Australia forwardWomen's Super League leaders Arsenal sign Australia forward Caitlin Foord from Sydney FC and NWSL side Orlando Pride.
Cookies in bed & Mia Hamm posters - O'Reilly reflects on superb careerRecently retired Heather O'Reilly, who won 231 USA caps, reflects on a legendary career after finishing with back-to-back NWSL titles.
Reigning champs Courage brace for Chicago's 'aggressive attack'With home-field advantage and reigning champion status, the North Carolina Courage are apparent favorites to take home the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) championship on Sunday.
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Women's pro soccer player Toni Pressley being treated for breast cancerOrlando Pride defender Toni Pressley, 29, had surgery Friday and has been put on NWSL team's disabled list.
Budweiser becomes sponsor of NWSLBudweiser has signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with the National Women's Soccer League
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ESPN, NWSL agree to TV deal for rest of season following World CupCapitalizing on the popularity of the World Cup, ESPN will televise 14 games during remainder of NWSL season including title game and semifinals.
Women’s World Cup runs a manipulative game of pay inequityWith the goal of gender equality, the National Women’s Soccer League has filed against the U.S. Soccer Federation. But the real culprit? FIFA: Our view