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Orlando Pride Midfielder Joanna Fennema Announces Retirement

February 28, 2020 - ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando Pride midfielder Joanna Fennema, formerly Boyles, has announced her retirement from professional soccer, stepping away from the game due to a chronic back injury. "Although my heart and my head wish to continue, my body is saying to stop. After a sudden back injury, it is in my best interest for my future health to retire from soccer," Fennema said. "I'd like to thank the entire Orlando Pride organization, my coaches who helped me fulfill a dream, and my teammates who became great friends throughou... Full Story

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NWSL Names Lisa Baird as Commissioner

February 27, 2020 - Chicago - The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) has named Lisa Baird as the new Commissioner, the league announced today. In her role, Baird will be responsible for overseeing all operations for the league and NWSL Media with a focus on growing revenues and audience while elevating the profile of the league globally. She will begin the position on March 10. Baird and Whisler will be available on a media conference call on Friday, Feb. 28 at 12 p.m. ET. "We are thrilled to name Lisa as the Commissioner of the NWSL,"... Full Story

Four Red Stars Named to SheBelieves Cup Roster

February 26, 2020 - CHICAGO -- U.S. Women's National Team head coach Vlatko Andonovski has named the 23-player tournament roster for the 2020 SheBelieves Cup. Chicago Red Stars defenders Tierna Davidson, Casey Short, midfielder Julie Ertz, and goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher were named to the roster. The U.S. team begins play in the SheBelieves Cup on Thursday, March 5 against England at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Fla. (7 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and TUDN). The teams will then travel to Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., where the USA will play Spain on S... Full Story

Sky Blue FC Re-Signs Domi Richardson

February 26, 2020 - Howell, N.J. - Sky Blue FC player Domi Richardson has agreed to a new one-year contract with a one-year option ahead of the 2020 National Women's Soccer League season. Per team and league policies, further details were not disclosed. "I am looking forward to coming back to an incredible environment that has been cultivated here in New Jersey, along with the opportunity to play in a world class stadium," said Richardson. "This is truly a very exciting time to be a member of Sky Blue; I am thrilled to be able to come back a... Full Story

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Chicago Red Stars Chicago Red Stars - Chicago, Illinois
Houston Dash Houston Dash - Houston, Texas
North Carolina Courage North Carolina Courage - Cary, North Carolina
Orlando Pride Orlando Pride - Orlando, Florida
Portland Thorns FC Portland Thorns FC - Portland, Oregon
Reign FC Reign FC - Tacoma, Washington
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Utah Royals FC Utah Royals FC - Salt Lake City, Utah
Washington Spirit Washington Spirit - Washington, District of Columbia
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