January 8 – Amanda Duffy (pictured) will step down as president of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in the United States next month to become executive vice president of the Orlando Pride.
Duffy, 39, has served as the league’s president for the past year having in 2017 joined as managing director of operations.
The NWSL, entering its eighth season, has already lasted longer than any other women’s professional soccer league in the United States. Featuring players from the U.S. and Canadian teams, the NWSL has seen attendance at games grow by more than 70% since the league was founded in in 2013.
The 2019 season in particular built on the success and national profile of the US women’s teams France 2019 World Cup win.
During Duffy’s tenure, the NWSL secured two expansion teams, set record-breaking attendance numbers, signed long-term partnership agreements, and increased player compensation.
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