The Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League is near increasing by three groups, which will likely be in Boston, Utah and the San Francisco space, in accordance with a Friday report within the Wall Avenue Journal.
The ladies’s professional league beforehand indicated it will add at the least two groups by 2024. The Wall Avenue Journal, citing unnamed sources, reported that the franchises in northern California and Utah are set to start out play subsequent 12 months, with Boston to hitch at a later date.
The NWSL didn’t verify the report in an announcement Saturday to the Related Press, saying: “We stay engaged in our growth course of and are enthusiastic about our prospects. When we now have information to share, we’ll accomplish that.”
The NWSL has 12 groups, after Angel Metropolis in Los Angeles and the San Diego Wave joined the league final 12 months.
The Wall Avenue Journal additionally reported that the Boston and Bay Space teams pays about $50m in franchise charges. The Utah workforce pays a diminished payment due to a earlier settlement struck when the Utah Royals folded within the 2020 season.
Earlier than the NWSL draft earlier this month, league commissioner Jessica Berman mentioned it will be “someplace between days and months, extra like weeks, after we’ll be able to share info” about an growth.
“What I can say is that I couldn’t be extra excited concerning the alternatives we now have in entrance of us,” she added.