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New USL Super League will rival NWSL and announces eight cities that will get teams in 2024

The National Women’s Soccer League could no longer be the sole top tier women’s league in the U.S. starting in August 2024. That’s because the new USL Super League announced on Tuesday its plans to become a Division 1 league on par with NWSL.

Eight cities will get teams for the inaugural season which spans from August 2024 through June 2025 (with a winter break in the middle). If all goes to plan, then five more cities will get teams for the following season.

Here are the cities receiving teams.

USL Super League teams

2024 Season:

Semifinal in Mexico's second tier ends with keeper punting one in from over 100 yards out

The 2023 Liga de Expansión MX (Mexico's second division) Clausura Final is set with Tapatío and Atlético Morelia emerging from their respective sides of the playoff bracket.

The semifinal between Atlético Morelia and Celaya (the regular season leaders) was particularly noteworthy with 15,349 attending Sunday's second leg at Estadio Miguel Alemán Valdés after a 1-1 first leg draw.

Celaya took a 2-1 aggregate lead in the 30th-minute but Atlético Morelia scored three second-half goals to advance 4-2 on aggregate.

AEK Athens fans celebrate Super League title with insane display of pyrotechnics

AEK Athens secured their first Super League Greece title since 2018 by beating Volos 4-0 on Sunday at OPAP Arena, and supporters celebrated beating Panathinaikos and Olympiacos to the crown by nearly burning their own stadium to the ground.

This is a scene you'd never get in MLS since "fireworks of any kind including, but not limited to, flares, smoke bombs, incendiary devices and pyrotechnics" are strictly prohibited. We're softer than Charmin over here. 

The Super League, however, clearly doesn't have a Fan Code of Conduct.      

Sale otra botella de champagne: Orbelín Pineda y Matías Almeyda son campeones en Grecia

Los festejos de los futbolistas mexicanos en Europa no se acaban. Luego de los títulos conseguidos por Hirving Lozano en Napoli y Santi Giménez en Feyenoord, ahora se suma el que acaba de levantar Orbelín Pineda con el AEK en la Super Liga de Grecia.

Fabrizio Romano links Messi with imminent move to Ronaldo's Saudi rivals

The fallout from Lionel Messi's unauthorized use of PTO to go on a quick jaunt to Saudi Arabia continued Wednesday with our transfer lord and savior Fabrizio Romano drawing the line on the Argentine's time in Paris.

"Messi will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season. There are no doubts about that anymore," Romano tweeted. "Behind the scenes, it's now understood that Leo's father Jorge communicated the decision to PSG already one month ago."

American striker Madison Haley scores twice, wins MVP honors in Australia's title game

SYDNEY - American striker Madison Haley scored twice as Sydney FC snapped a three-season losing streak in Australian championship finals with a 4-0 win over Western United to claim a record-equalling fourth A-League Women's title on Sunday.

Haley opened the scoring in the fourth minute and added her second goal in stoppage time as Sydney added to their 2009, 2013 and 2019 triumphs and equalled Melbourne Victory's record as four-times champions.

Madison Haley first goal in A-League Women's Grand Final

Cristiano Ronaldo scores his 12th league goal for Al-Nassr in his 12th Saudi Pro League game

Cristiano Ronaldo ended Al-Nassr’s three-game streak without a goal after netting a header vs. Al-Raed on Friday during his side’s 4-0 victory. CR7 opened the scoring in the fourth minute.

Cristiano Ronaldo goal vs. Al-Raed

Gareth Bale sends response to Wrexham offer and it's not the one you were hoping for

If you are on the Wrexham bandwagon, you surely know that owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds have proposed that Welsh legend Gareth Bale come out from retirement and join their Hollywood tale in a series of funny golf jokes on Twitter – I mean, as funny as golf can be. 

Goalie scores last-gasp goal with his face, gets sent off after ref calls handball

We all have a reason to hate VAR: its stupid nano-sized offside lines, seeing penalties nobody else sees, the time it takes from the game to review plays — you name it. However, there are times when you wish the technology was around.

Or at least you entertain the idea after seeing how unfair life was with Spanish goalkeeper Manu García last weekend.

Spanish goalkeeper celebrates team's promotion by kissing his boyfriend

People in Spain are calling it the "promotion kiss."

The image? 28-year-old goalkeeper Alberto Lejárraga celebrating Marbella FC's title and promotion to Segunda RFEF (the Spanish fourth division) by embracing his boyfriend and smacking his lips for a very touching and iconic moment.

Lejárraga was not only happy for his club's success but also for coming out as gay, following in the footsteps of professional players like Australian Josh Cavallo and Czech Jakub Jankto.