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RSL, Utah Royals owner faces backlash for comments

Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals owner Dell Loy Hansen has come under criticism for comments he made on a radio show after RSL players decided not to take the field for a match to protest racial injustice.

Reign’s Bethany Balcer aims to build on rookie NWSL season

Bethany Balcer didn't come to the National Women's Soccer League by way of a powerhouse college program like North Carolina or Stanford. She didn't have a national team history and wasn't a draft pick. Balcer is soccer's version of a walk-on wonder, forging her own path to the OL Reign.

NWSL takes field first as other pro leagues chart futures

The National Women’s Soccer League opens its Challenge Cup tournament Saturday and the pressure is on as it becomes the first professional team sports league to play in the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic.

NWSL raises salaries, adds allocation money for 2020 season

The National Women’s Soccer League announced rule changes Friday for the 2020 season that will increase player salaries and team salary caps, as well as add $300,000 per team in allocation money to attract and retain top players.

Sam Kerr focused on leading Red Stars to NWSL title

Sam Kerr says she is focused on leading the Chicago Red Stars to the NWSL title, not any lucrative offers from a European club that might be coming her way. What Kerr decides to do about her future could be a major test for the NWSL after it saw renewed interest in the wake of the United States’ championship in the Women’s World Cup. While the top Americans play in the NWSL, the loss of a foreign star like Kerr would be a blow to the league as it tries to grow in the coming years.

Seattle NWSL team relocates to Tacoma, adds investors

The Seattle Reign FC is relocating to Tacoma in time to play the 2019 season in a new home. The relocation is part of a larger partnership between the NWSL team, the Seattle Sounders of the MLS and the Tacoma Rainiers Triple-A baseball franchise. The Reign will share a stadium with the Sounders’ USL franchise, which has been rebranded as the Tacoma Defiance.

Jess McDonald’s 2 goals lead Courage to 3-0 win over the Thorns

Jess McDonald scored two goals and the North Carolina Courage won the National Women’s Soccer League championship with a 3-0 victory over the Portland Thorns on Saturday. The victory was a bit of revenge for the Courage, who lost 1-0 to the Thorns in last year’s final.

FC Kansas City of women’s soccer league ends operations

One of the most successful teams in the National Women’s Soccer League no longer exists. The league announced Monday it had reacquired the membership interest to two-time champion FC Kansas City, effectively folding one of its inaugural clubs after five seasons. The club had been in financial trouble and its future in limbo for the last several months.