Chicago Red Stars set to make history and play first-ever NWSL game at iconic Wrigley Field

The Chicago Red Stars will host Bay FC in the first-ever NWSL match at Wrigley Field on June 8.

"Playing at Wrigley Field will be the event that fans of the Red Stars, Cubs and Chicago sports won't want to miss," Red Stars president Karen Leetzow said in a news release on Tuesday.

Sophia Smith’s contract extension set to make her highest paid player in NWSL

The Portland Thorns signed forward Sophia Smith to a two-year contract extension Tuesday, making her the highest paid player in the NWSL, ESPN reported.

While Smith's deal runs through the 2025 season, the contract will include an option for 2026.

USWNT and Gotham FC star Midge Purce out for season with ACL injury

Gotham FC and United States women’s national team forward Midge Purce is out for the season and unavailable for this summer’s Olympics after suffering an ACL injury.

Purce was substituted in the first half of her side’s 1-0 victory against the Portland Thorns on Sunday after picking up an injury.

The 28-year-old confirmed on social media that she had sustained an ACL injury and will be out for an extended period.

Midge Purce ACL injury

Houston Dash fire goalkeepers coach for having improper relationship with a player

The Houston Dash fired goalkeepers coach Matt Lampson for an alleged violation of the NWSL's policies against fraternization.

The league and the team engaged a third-party attorney to investigate claims that Lampson, 34, had an improper relationship with a player.

Watch: Kelley O’Hara shares hilarious clip of her getting taken out by a practice dummy

Preseason serves as a great window to get rid of the rust and make mistakes to learn from even for veteran players. Gotham FC and USWNT star Kelley O’Hara shared just that on Wednesday in a hilarious video of her getting tackled by a motionless defender.

During NWSL preseason with defending champions Gotham, O’Hara was completely cleaned out by a defender. The good news is that there won’t be any hard feelings due to the fact that one of the players involved in the incident lacks the ability to have feelings.

Kelley O’Hara training dummy incident

Expansion NWSL side Bay FC break women’s transfer world record fee for Madrid’s Racheal Kundananji

Bay FC have signed Zambia forward Racheal Kundananji from Spain's Madrid CFF, the clubs announced on Tuesday, with the American team paying up to a reported $860,000 to set a new world record in women's football.

The 23-year-old, who joined Madrid in 2022 from fellow Spanish top-tier side Eibar, signed a contract through the 2027 season with an extension option for the 2028 campaign, the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) club said.

Bay FC break Women's transfer record

“Scripted or not, that was fun” — Alex Morgan’s reaction to Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl LVIII win

Alex Morgan saw the action unfold at this year’s Super Bowl live from the stands as one of many professional athletes that attended what is one of the biggest sports games in the United States.

The San Diego Wave player had been seen in multiple past editions of the football game and often being shown on the jumbotron as one of the greatest and most famous soccer players to have ever played for the USWNT.

NWSL has company: U.S. Soccer gives new USL Women’s Super League Division 1 status

The NWSL is no longer the only Division 1 women’s soccer league in the United States as U.S. Soccer announced on Friday that the new USL Super League has been granted top flight status.

The USL Super League will kick off in 2024 with eight teams and already has plans for more cities to join in 2025.

U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone congratulated the new league on their status and said it will create more opportunities for women’s players in the U.S.

Sydney Leroux pretending to be in a 2000’s music video is the laugh you needed today

One difficult part of being a content creator for a professional sports team is getting the athletes to agree to do funny videos or trends. Some people just hate being on camera and that’s fine.

What every creator on a team dreams of is having a personality like Angel City star Sydney Leroux on the squad. Having a player who doesn’t shy away from goofing off on camera can lead to some of the best content.

Leroux displayed that side of herself with a hilarious video posted on Monday of her pretending to be starring in 2000’s R&B music video. She nailed it.

NWSL expansion team Bay FC sign Barcelona and Nigeria superstar Asisat Oshoala

The greatest African women’s soccer player is coming to play in the NWSL. Six-time African Women’s Footballer of the Year Asisat Oshoala will join new expansion side Bay FC for the 2024 season.

Oshoala has spent the last five years with the mighty Barcelona Femení where she’s been unstoppable. In her time with Barcelona she won 14 trophies and scored 117 goals in 162 appearances. She became the first African women’s player to win the UEFA Champions League.

Bay FC have signed themselves a superstar.

Bay FC Oshoala signing