How Much Do NWSL Players Really Make? An In-Depth Look At NWSL Salaries

For the first time ever, 2022 NWSL salaries guarantee players a living wage. The NWSL and its players signed the league’s first Collective Bargaining Agreement on Feb. 1, 2022, increasing women’s soccer salaries across the board. So just how much do women’s soccer players make? The CBA, recently made public, tells us everything we need to know about NWSL salaries.

Scary Injuries, Bizarre Moments Overshadow NWSL Challenge Cup Final

One of the NWSL’s budding stars hobbled off after a shocking challenge that went unpunished. A USWNT keeper’s head clanged awkwardly off the post. A fan favorite appeared to have a seizure on the pitch.

The North Carolina Courage edged the Washington Spirit 2-1 to claim the NWSL Challenge Cup trophy on Saturday in Cary, North Carolina, but the final score was one of the last things anyone was talking about after the match. 

NWSL Challenge Cup Prize Money Increasing Tenfold, Will Achieve Pay Equity With Men By 2023

When the Houston Dash won the 2020 Challenge Cup, it was a landmark moment for the National Women’s Soccer League. As the first professional team sport to return to play in the U.S. after Covid-19 shut the sports world down, the NWSL set the example for how leagues like MLS and the NBA could resume during a pandemic. For the players, however, there wasn’t much incentive to win beyond a bunch of Budweiser

Ashley Sanchez Buries 20-Yard Rocket As Defending NWSL Champs Return With Win

Defending NWSL champion Washington Spirit opened its 2022 season Sunday with a thrilling 2-1 victory over OL Reign at Audi Field. 

The attacking trifecta of Ashley Hatch, Trinity Rodman and Ashley Sanchez picked up right where it left off last campaign, but the Spirit had goalkeeper Aubrey Kingsbury to thank early.

In the ninth-minute, the Reign were awarded a penalty that Rose Lavelle couldn't convert.  

2022 NWSL Predictions — After Months Of Turmoil, The Attention Finally Turns To The Pitch

The 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup isn’t over yet, but the 2022 NWSL regular season is upon us. While four teams still compete for the first trophy of the season, expansion club Angel City FC hosts the N.C. Courage at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday night (live on CBSSN) to open what is sure to be an enthralling campaign. That means it’s time for some NWSL predictions. 

Portland Timbers, Thorns Raise $500k For Ukraine With Mixed-Gender Charity Match

Portland has one of the greatest soccer communities in the U.S., and that community came together in beautiful fashion for a unique, mixed-gender charity match on Wednesday night at Providence Park. The “PTFC For Peace” match raised more than $500,000 for UNICEF USA’s relief efforts for children and families affected by Russia’s horrific invasion of Ukraine. 

Tobin Heath Leaves Arsenal Early; So What’s Next?

Tobin Heath's time at Arsenal is over. The USWNT star and the North London club mutually agreed to end her contract early after she suffered a minor hamstring injury ruling her out for the rest of the season, Arsenal announced Thursday. Heath signed with the club in September and the contract was to last until the end of the 2022 season.

Only NWSL Coach To Survive 2021 Suspended Amid NWSL Abuse Investigation

Houston Dash head coach and general manager James Clarkson, the only NWSL head coach who was around at the start of 2021, is on his way out. The NWSL’s investigation into league-wide harassment and abuse recommended Clarkson’s suspension, and the Dash immediately obliged Tuesday night.

A Timeline Of Abuse: How Women’s Soccer Coaching Hires Resulted In Decades Of Exploitation

To say 2021 was a bad year for women’s soccer in the U.S. would be an understatement of epic proportions. In October, The Athletic detailed horrifying allegations of verbal abuse and sexual coercion by N.C. Courage coach Paul Riley, sending shockwaves through the NWSL.

Orlando Pride, Racing Louisville To Play NWSL Game At Daytona International Speedway

Soccer is coming to the Daytona International Speedway.

Two teams from the National Women's Soccer League — the Orlando Pride and Racing Louisville FC — will play a match on the infield of the iconic raceway on July 3 as part of the inaugural Daytona Soccer Fest.