Thursday, January 20, 2022

5 Cities That Would Be Great NWSL Expansion Teams

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With two NWSL expansion clubs set to debut next season, we look ahead and examine five more cities that could benefit from a new top flight women’s side.

The NWSL is more popular than ever, with a record audience of 525,000 people watching the 2021 championship game where the Washington Spirit won their first title with a victory over the Chicago Red Stars. The game capped off a tumultuous season for the league, which faces allegations of coaches abusing players and a lack of action from management.

While many might be afraid of getting involved in such a quagmire, it actually presents an opportunity for an NWSL expansion team and prospective leaders to step up and empower the next generation of champions.

Next season, the NWSL is welcoming expansion teams Angel City FC to Los Angeles and San Diego Wave FC just a few hours south to bring the league total to 12 sides. Soccer is growing rapidly in popularity across the country, and we thought of five cities that would be good hosts for an NWSL expansion team.

Miami . . .

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