Kundananji's agent reveals her 'shock' in finding out world record fee (2:03)
Why Racheal Kundananji 'fell in love' with Bay FC  (1:23)
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11dJeff Carlisle

MLS set for stand-in refs after union rejects CBA

The Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA) rejected a proposed new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) put before it by the union's executive board, and negotiated with the referees' employer.

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12dCharlotte Gibson

U.S. U15 star youngest to sign Nike NIL deal

Nike has signed 13-year-old soccer phenom McKenna "Mak" Whitham to a name, image and likeness deal. Whitham becomes the youngest women's soccer player and youngest athlete in any sport to sign an NIL deal with Nike.

Lawson: Women's transfer records not slowing down any time soon (2:43)
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15dLeonard Solms

Bay FC smash record fee to sign Kundananji

Bay FC have signed striker Racheal Kundananji from Madrid CFF, with sources telling ESPN that fee stands at a women's world record €735,000.

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19dESPN News Services

USL Super League gets D1 status, joining NWSL

The new USL Super League has been granted Division 1 sanctioning by the U.S. Soccer Federation, putting it on a par with the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), it was announced Friday.

Why Herc won't call Alex Morgan's exclusion from USWNT roster a snub (0:43)
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26dESPN News Services

Bay FC adds Arsenal's Beattie as latest signing

NWSL expansion team Bay FC continued to build its roster ahead of its inaugural season, announcing Friday that it had completed the signing of defender Jen Beattie from Arsenal in the Women's Super League.

Nigeria's Oshoala looks forward to new challenges at Bay FC (2:06)
How Asisat Oshoala fits into the Bay FC puzzle (2:15)
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33dCesar Hernandez

Castellanos joins NWSL's Bay FC from Man City

Venezuela international Deyna Castellanos has left Manchester City and signed with NWSL expansion club Bay FC, the team announced Friday.

Could Emily Fox start a trend of USWNT players going to Europe? (1:58)
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34dESPN News Services

NWSL drops '24 schedule; opening game on ABC

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) released its 2024 schedule on Thursday, including the inaugural match at the Kansas City Current's CPKC Stadium against the Portland Thorns to open the regular season on March 16.

Sam Mewis compares NWSL to European football (1:02)
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40dESPN News Services

Sporting KC U-turn on exec hire after backlash

Sporting Kansas City have terminated the contract of sporting director Gavin Wilkinson just a week after his appointment after a significant fan backlash.