Happy Saturday! There are just 57 days remaining until opening day of the NWSL’s inaugural season and we are as busy as ever upgrading our website so we can provide you with the best news coverage possible.
As you can see below we are trying a new format for the NWSL News Recap (now called NWSL News Headlines) posts so we can provide you with even more information on each article before you clicked through. Let us know what you think.
– FC Kansas City excited to host inaugural NWSL match at EqualizerSoccer.com
FC Kansas City would not have wanted to play every game at Sporting Park and risk good crowds looking tiny like the Kansas City Wizards did in Arrowhead Stadium not too many years ago, but playing the opening match there held a lot of appeal. There was a report that it would cost FC Kansas City $10,000 to rent Sporting Park but sources within the club place that figure as high as five-times that price and it would have required revenue sharing as well. The Blues could have rented Arrowhead for significantly less so the game will remain at their home stadium at Shawnee Mission District Stadium.
– Olympic Gold Medalist Cat Whitehill Talks Roles Models, UNC and NWSL at RickyMasterCoach.com
Hopefully third time is the charm. Having US Soccer play a big role in the league will be an obvious help. We have learned from the mistakes of the other two leagues so hopefully we can keep this one going. I don’t know a specific challenge besides the fact that we put this league together really quickly, but I am excited to be playing in another professional league.
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