Mal Pugh Leaves Sky Blue FC, A Club For Which She Played 29 Minutes

A little less than a year ago, the Mal Pugh trade to Sky Blue FC upstaged the 2020 NWSL draft. The USWNT starlet left the Washington Spirit in exchange for four draft picks.

On Tuesday, Pugh was on the move again, this time sent to the Chicago Red Stars along with Sarah Killion Woldmoe for three draft picks and an international player slot. 

In A Post-Pandemic World, The Smart Money Is On Women’s Sports

Elite women’s sports are predicted to generate $1 billion in revenue in 2021.

With just a fraction of the investment dollars and comparatively paltry marketing and promotional budgets compared to those allocated to men’s sports, this is conceivably a conservative estimate. As sport emerges from the challenges imposed by COVID-19, women’s sports are becoming a lucrative business opportunity. Don’t believe us? You’re not alone.

The Year Of Mewis Ends With Sam As U.S. Soccer’s 2020 Female Player Of The Year

The Mewis sisters Sam and Kristie dominated this year in women’s soccer, so it’s of little surprise that Sam Mewis was named 2020 USWNT Player of the Year on Saturday. It’s Sam’s first U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year honor.

Utah Royals Say One Last Goodbye Before Kansas City Relocation

Professional women’s soccer is returning to Kansas City for the first time since 2017 as the National Women’s Soccer League announced on Monday that Utah Royals FC is relocating to the City of Fountains.

Angel City Announces New Home, Sponsor That Will Give 10% To LGBTQ+ Community

We’re still well over a year away from even seeing Angel City take the pitch, but the NWSL club might already be the most popular team in the league. Now we know where they’ll be playing their games and who will be footing some of the tab.

New FIFA Rule Protects Female Players’ Maternity Leave Rights

FIFA is to introduce new regulations to protect the rights of women players, including mandatory maternity leave, world soccer's governing body said on Thursday.

The reforms have been put forward by FIFA's Football Stakeholders Committee (FSC) and will go to FIFA's Council next month for approval.

While many players in Europe are already protected by employment law in their given countries, FIFA says its aim is to create "new global minimum standards" for female players all over the world, given the rapid emergence of new clubs and leagues globally.

NWSL Will Bring Back Challenge Cup In Addition To Full Regular Season In 2021

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) will bring back the Challenge Cup before moving forward with a 24-game regular season beginning in May next year, the league said on Wednesday.

Players will report to camp on Feb. 1 for the month-long Challenge Cup, which was introduced in June as the NWSL became the first major North American league to return to action amid the coronavirus outbreak, held in a quarantined setting in suburban Salt Lake City, Utah.

Houston Dash, Dynamo Finally Get Rid Of Generic-Ass Black And White Soccer Ball With Rebrand

The Houston Dash of the NWSL and Dynamo of MLS took a massive step in their club’s history on Tuesday with a rebrand featuring new logos. The new Houston Dynamo logo has strayed far away from the original badge the club donned in its inaugural 2006 season. The Dash logo took a similar approach as well.

Heath, Press Were The Intriguing Final Two Picks Of Racing Louisville’s Expansion Draft

Racing Louisville FC grabbed two U.S. Women's World Cup champions in the National Women's Soccer League expansion draft Thursday, selecting midfielder Tobin Heath and forward Christen Press with their final two picks.

The Louisville squad is set to become the NWSL's 10th team when it kicks off play in 2021.

The rights to Heath were selected from the Portland Thorns, and the rights to Press were obtained from the Utah Royals. However, it is unclear when or if either of the stars might play for Racing Louisville.