The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is extending its training moratorium and delaying the April 18 start of its regular season to follow guidelines released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the nine-team professional league said on Friday.
The U.S. league said the training moratorium was extended through April 5 and no date had been set for the beginning of the season.
"We are considering all possible implication for the pre-season and regular season schedules while...
U.S. women's World Cup winner Becky Sauerbrunn has been selected as president of the United States Women's National Team Players Association, USWNTPA executive director Becca Roux confirmed to ESPN.
Sauerbrunn, 34, becomes the first to serve in the newly created position with the organization.
Additionally, Kelley O'Hara will serve as vice president-secretary and Samantha Mewis as vice president-treasurer.
All three players were elected this week by the association's voting members to serve as the...
Lisa Baird, the longtime marketing chief at the U.S. Olympic Committee who is credited for branding the squad "Team USA," was named commissioner of the National Women's Soccer League on Thursday.
Baird most recently spent more than a year at New York Public Radio after nine years at the USOC. She will now be charged with running a league that is positioned to capture more cash and eyeballs after America's stirring World Cup victory last summer.
The nine-team league, founded in 2013, got its first...
Eager to begin her professional career after leaving Stanford following her sophomore season, Sophia Smith wasted no time making history in the National Women's Soccer League draft.
Selected with the No. 1 overall pick by the Portland Thorns, the 19-year-old Smith is the first teenager drafted in league history.
After frenzied trading that saw the second, third and fourth picks change hands on draft day, the Thorns also moved up to select Washington State forward Morgan Weaver with the No. 2 pick.