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NWSL can help stop so many young players from retiring

It happens every season: the exodus of mid-level players from NWSL, citing a need to spend time with their families or get on with their post-soccer careers. You know, because they strung together a life while they played soccer but it’s not going to pay the bills forever, so it’s […]

Four must-knows from the biggest day of the NWSL offseason

The National Women’s Soccer League rang in its offseason on Monday with four significant trades, finalizing the previously reported Alex Morgan deal while seeing other U.S. internationals land in Seattle and Orlando. Along with announce the upcoming expansion draft’s protected/unprotected lists, it will likely be the busiest day of the […]

Alex Morgan to Orlando: Be careful with assumptions about married athletes’ motives

Here’s the reality: Alex Morgan is way more powerful and popular than her husband, Servando Carrasco. Alex Morgan is a World Cup winner and Olympic gold medalist with multiple club championships and a recognizable face from endorsements, book deals, and television appearances. Servando Carrasco is a journeyman Major League Soccer […]

Alex Morgan’s trade from Portland to Orlando will make her the NWSL’s Herschel Walker

This is The Alex Morgan Trade. The U.S. international striker is reportedly moving from the National Women’s Soccer League’s best supported team, the Portland Thorns, to its newest, the Orlando Pride. Going the other way are Meghan Klingenberg, the rights to Lindsey Horan, two international slots and the first overall […]

Questions for NWSL Year 4: How do you get more people watching games?

It’s a question that has plagued every women’s soccer league in the United States since the Women’s United Soccer Association collapsed: How do you get people to come to games, and keep coming to games? How do you grab people’s attention, then turn that into loyalty? On the surface, it […]

How do you solve a problem like the Portland Thorns?

When the National Women’s Soccer League was conceived, one team stood out for being the only club at the time to be affiliated with a Major League Soccer side. The Portland Thorns fell under the same umbrella as owner Merritt Paulson’s Timbers and would share front office staff and facilities. […]

Questions for NWSL Year 4: Is the league ready for more expansion?

Over the coming weeks, Stephanie Yang, new contributor to World Soccer Talk, will be tackling a series of major questions facing the National Women’s Soccer League as it approaches its third offseason. In her first installment, Stephanie analyzes the league’s expected partnership with Orlando City SC – potentially the third Major League Soccer franchise to venture into the NWSL. […]

Report: NWSL will expand to Orlando in 2016

The National Women’s Soccer League will expand to Orlando next season, according to a report today in the Guardian. The franchise would be the 10th in the United States’ women’s professional league and the circuit’s first foray into the U.S. southeast. The franchise would be a notable addition in what […]

Listen to Soccer Morning with Kyle McCarthy and Jeff Kassouf from 10-11:15am ET

Today’s episode of Soccer Morning features interviews with guests Kyle McCarthy and Jeff Kassouf. Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in addition to taking listener calls. Jason kicks off today’s show with FOX Soccer’s Kyle McCarthy as […]

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NWSL can help stop so many young players from retiring

It happens every season: the exodus of mid-level players from NWSL, citing a need to spend time with their families or get on with their post-soccer careers. You know, because they strung together a life while they played soccer but it’s not going to pay the bills forever, so it’s […]

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NWSL can help stop so many young players from retiring

It happens every season: the exodus of mid-level players from NWSL, citing a need to spend time with their families or get on with their post-soccer careers. You know, because they strung together a life while they played soccer but it’s not going to pay the bills forever, so it’s […]