This summer is far from the first in which the NWSL has found itself at a crossroads. Something feels different this time, though, from public demand for more women’s soccer to the social charge for gender equity in sports. What will it take to capitalize on the moment?
Sixers star Joel Embiid will travel to Senegal later this month to serve as a coach in the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program, which will be held at two cities in the West African nation from July 28-31.
As sporting director Ernst Tanner foreshadowed earlier in the week, the Union said farewell to goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel on Friday. His replacement is MLS veteran Joe Bendik, acquired from the Columbus Crew in exchange for a 2020 second round draft pick.
This weekend, the 23 players from the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s soccer team return to their National Women’s Soccer League clubs. Here’s a viewer’s guide to where to find them, and their international and American teammates you should know about.
Marking further proof of soccer’s growth in Philadelphia, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the Union and Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer are committing $3.5 million to build soccer facilities across the city over the next five years.