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PostPosted: 02/23/15 9:19 pm    ::: Expansion coming soon for NWSL Reply Reply with quote

Proposed markets of Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Indianapolis & Pittsburgh are all interested.

Investors trying to bring an NWSL expansion team to Atlanta are moving forward based on a recent season ticket drive to gauge interest in the team. The Atlanta Vibe has been mentioned as a possible team name. Atlanta had two previous women's pro soccer teams called the Atlanta Beat. The first Atlanta Beat team was part of all three seasons (2001-03) in the Women's United Soccer Association, while the second Atlanta Beat team played the final two seasons (2010-11) of the three seasons played by the league called Women's Professional Soccer. Other groups in Indianapolis, Salt Lake City and Pittsburgh have expressed interest in an NWSL expansion franchise. The NWSL started play in 2013 with eight teams and grew to nine teams last season with the addition of the expansion team called the Houston Dash. [from oursportscentral.com]

Also, a link to the Atlanta Vibe website: http://atlantavibe.com/index.php



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PostPosted: 02/24/15 9:54 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Atlanta VIBE? How did that one get past the radar?! Shocked

I mean Women's soccer is so kid friendly they forced the name change of Scream LOL (Guess they didn't want fans dressed as the ghostface killer Wink )

but am glad Atlanta gets their team back, the Beat should have been part of WPS from the getgo...great fanbase there.


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PostPosted: 02/24/15 10:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It seems like Atlanta joining in 2016, Indianapolis & Salt Lake City in 2017. Toronto & Sacramento have also been rumored lately.



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PostPosted: 02/24/15 11:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Really?? VIBE? Ridiculous. Another Nike name.....and this one isn't even a good one. It seems they have run out of names.


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PostPosted: 02/25/15 12:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

they should just be named the Beat. No reason why they should have a different name.



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PostPosted: 09/14/15 1:42 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Orlando to enter NWSL as 10th team in 2016.

http://www.si.com/soccer/2015/09/14/orlando-city-sc-announce-nwsl-expansion

Salt Lake City & Atlanta have both said they're waiting until 2017.



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PostPosted: 10/05/15 11:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The Orlando NWSL expansion team is expected to be called the Orlando Pride.



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PostPosted: 10/06/15 12:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Just as long as it isn't Lady Lions


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PostPosted: 10/20/15 11:28 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Orlando Pride were officially announced today.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-city-lions/on-the-pitch/os-orlando-city-nwsl-franchise-20151020-post.html




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PostPosted: 10/20/15 11:30 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 10/20/15 11:45 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Reports are now also suggesting that the NWSL will divide into two conferences.

EAST: Boston, Western New York, SkyBlue, Washington, Orlando
WEST: Seattle, Portland, Houston, Chicago, Kansas City

Other offseason NWSL reports: MLS's Real Salt Lake & San Jose Earthquakes have submitted applications for an NWSL expansion team as well, to start play in 2017. The New York Red Bulls are rumored to try and buy the NJ SkyBlue franchise and possibly move them to Red Bulls arena.



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PostPosted: 10/20/15 8:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I guess it was only a matter of time before the league messed up a good thing with the single table. If they are going to go to conferences, the league should wait until they can have 6 in each.


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PostPosted: 10/20/15 10:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Hawkeye wrote:
I guess it was only a matter of time before the league messed up a good thing with the single table. If they are going to go to conferences, the league should wait until they can have 6 in each.


if they wait until 6 teams each, it would likely be for 2017 if Salt Lake City & San Jose join. It doesn't seem like the NWSL will refuse any bids from any potential MLS owners.

AST: Boston, Western New York, SkyBlue, Washington, Orlando, Chicago
WEST: Seattle, Portland, Houston, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, San Jose



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PostPosted: 10/22/15 10:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'd be fine with this.


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PostPosted: 10/23/15 2:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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The New York Red Bulls are rumored to try and buy the NJ SkyBlue franchise and possibly move them to Red Bulls arena.


this would be huge, honestly RU is not in the ny market closer to philly really and nj's interest is not enough IMHO...having a nyc acessable team would be big...just dont rename the caffinators please Wink



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PostPosted: 12/22/15 8:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Always makes me smile when I see quotes from Rebkellians doing their thing out in the real world Very Happy

Red Stars’ move to Toyota Park part of ‘new horizon’
http://equalizersoccer.com/2015/12/21/red-stars-move-toyota-park-future-nwsl/

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Benedictine will leave one more legacy for its three-year relationship with NWSL and the Red Stars. The seasons there allowed the club to gain the needed stability to move back to Toyota Park. And according to general manager Alyse LaHue, the financial particulars are much more favorable than they were in 2009 and 2010.
“Toyota Park, their staff, and Mayor (Steven) Landek from the village of Bridgeview were very keen on us coming back to play for 2016, so it was a much different negotiation than during WPS,” LaHue said. “If we were playing under a similar contract as during that time, we simply wouldn’t have been able to return.”



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PostPosted: 12/23/15 11:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
Always makes me smile when I see quotes from Rebkellians doing their thing out in the real world Very Happy

Red Stars’ move to Toyota Park part of ‘new horizon’
http://equalizersoccer.com/2015/12/21/red-stars-move-toyota-park-future-nwsl/

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Benedictine will leave one more legacy for its three-year relationship with NWSL and the Red Stars. The seasons there allowed the club to gain the needed stability to move back to Toyota Park. And according to general manager Alyse LaHue, the financial particulars are much more favorable than they were in 2009 and 2010.
“Toyota Park, their staff, and Mayor (Steven) Landek from the village of Bridgeview were very keen on us coming back to play for 2016, so it was a much different negotiation than during WPS,” LaHue said. “If we were playing under a similar contract as during that time, we simply wouldn’t have been able to return.”


that's fantastic!! I also think FC Kansas City needs to move to Sporting Park.



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PostPosted: 02/25/16 11:12 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

reports are that with MLS' Minnesota United's new stadium deal, that a NWSL expansion team is part of their contract with MLS. A proposed Sacramento MLS team also has it in their contract to bring in an NWSL expansion team as well. MLS' Minnesota team is set to join in 2017, so could a NWSL expansion team be as close as 2018?? Sacramento's a little further down, possibly not joining MLS until 2019 at the earliest. A NWSL expansion team in Sacramento might not happen until 2020.

Salt Lake City seems like a lock for 2017 NWSL expansion & San Jose has been relatively quiet about their NWSL bid. Adding one team a year after 2017 might be good for the NWSL.

2017: Salt Lake City & San Jose(12 teams)
2018: Atlanta
2019: Minnesota(14 teams)
2020: Los Angeles
2021: Sacramento(16 teams)

EAST: Atlanta, Boston, Western New York, Kansas City, SkyBlue, Washington, Orlando, Chicago
WEST: Seattle, Portland, Houston, Salt Lake City, San Jose, Minnesota, Sacramento, Los Angeles



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PostPosted: 08/23/16 4:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The latest NWSL expansion rumors have Mia Hamm(co-owner of LAFC in MLS) wants to bring a NWSL team to Los Angeles once LAFC is off the ground. That may not be until 2020. But the Vancouver Whitecaps & Dallas FC have openly stated recently they're interested, possibly as soon as 2018. The NWSL could be at 16 teams by 2020, with 10 of those teams owned by MLS teams(if NYCFC or RedBulls buy SkyBlue).

2017: Salt Lake City & San Jose.
2018: Vancouver & Dallas.
2020: Los Angeles & Minnesota.



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PostPosted: 09/02/16 9:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

according to the Soccer Wire, MLS's LAFC will be getting a NWSL expansion team for 2018. The NWSL's commissioner recently stated he wants the next expansion teams to come into the league two at a time. Maybe this means no expansion for 2017 & Los Angeles & Salt Lake City join for 2018?



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PostPosted: 09/15/16 8:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Awesome. I live close to the site of the new LA soccer stadium and have been hoping to hear an NWSL team would arrive when it opens in 2018.


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PostPosted: 09/15/16 9:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

In more NWSL expansion news, Spain's football club Barcelona considering NWSL expansion team. No word on where they team could end up playing.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/sep/07/barcelona-womens-team-america-nwsl



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PostPosted: 12/31/16 3:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Atlanta, Carolina(Raleigh) close securing NWSL teams.

Atlanta:
http://www.dirtysouthsoccer.com/2016/12/30/14131310/dekalb-county-georgia-soccer-complex-nasl-nwsl-chiefs-vibe-atlanta

Carolina:
http://www.northcarolinafc.com/news/2016/12/05/we-are-north-carolina-fc-announcing-a-new-state-of-soccer

Assuming Salt Lake is still a lock for 2018, we could see:

2018: Salt Lake City & Carolina
2019: Los Angeles & Atlanta
2020: San Jose & Minnesota

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Boston
Western NY
NY/NJ SkyBlue
Washington
Carolina
Atlanta
Orlando
Chicago

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Kansas City
Houston
Seattle
Portland
Los Angeles
San Jose
Salt Lake City
Minnesota



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PostPosted: 01/03/17 2:15 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Grow the league, increase salaries. No players should be making under minimum wage for the season....not technically illegal, but quite unethical. Making $6,000 for the 6-month season, 4 weeks a month, 40 hour work week (yeah like they only spend 40 hours a week at it) comes to $6.25/hr...and that's before taxes. No wonder some of the young players are bailing for Europe or just not playing after college.


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PostPosted: 01/03/17 8:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

the Vancouver Whitecaps are apparently now throwing their $$ into an expansion bid as well. Several sources are reporting the Caps have submitted all necessary paperwork for an expansion team. An MLS owned NWSL team will be pushed into the front of the line for expansion. Maybe Carolina & Atlanta now get push into 2019 or even 2020? League commissioner has stated they want 14 teams buy 2020. Might we then see 16 teams by 2022?



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PostPosted: 01/04/17 5:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Vancouver would be a great addition. Instant rivalry with Seattle and to a bit of a lesser degree Portland, but still there. So perhaps 2 west coast expansion teams in 2018 in Vancouver and Los Angeles? At 12 teams, I would expect the league to break into East and West divisions. We shall see. It's good times to be a fan of the NWSL.


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PostPosted: 01/06/17 1:42 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Western New York is moving to North Carolina for the 2017 season. New owner has already trademarked Carolina Courage, so expect a rebranding to come with it.


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PostPosted: 01/06/17 6:55 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Hawkeye wrote:
Western New York is moving to North Carolina for the 2017 season. New owner has already trademarked Carolina Courage, so expect a rebranding to come with it.


just announced.

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/us/news/nwsl-franchise-sale-relcoation-wny-flash-carolina-western-new-york-north-railhawks?utm_m_medium=t



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PostPosted: 01/08/17 11:13 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
Hawkeye wrote:
Western New York is moving to North Carolina for the 2017 season. New owner has already trademarked Carolina Courage, so expect a rebranding to come with it.


just announced.

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/us/news/nwsl-franchise-sale-relcoation-wny-flash-carolina-western-new-york-north-railhawks?utm_m_medium=t


The courage was the old WUSA team...or to translate...Wambach retires they can move it to NC...

Now does Rory the lion make a return.

to clarify the original Courage was a very female lion....with girly ribbons in her well styled sometimes in pigtails.....mane....

wait...

Right...

ONLY MALE LIONS HAVE MANES!!!!!

Laughing Laughing Laughing

oooppppsssssssss...And you thought Maddie had it bad with the gender confusion Wink at least Maddie's gender confusion is because of ties to a sexist slur and common expletive.

they just done screwed up...to much ridicule from the Soccer boards I frequented (Go Gay Lion! Was a common opponent taunt!)

Didn't help that the person in the suit thought singing "the Lion Sleeps Tonight" was a rallying cry LOL LOL

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PostPosted: 05/12/17 10:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

FC Barcelona approved for NWSL franchise. Just a matter of where and getting everything in place in time for an October announcement.

http://www.foxsports.com/soccer/story/barcelona-womens-team-nwsl-expansion-051217



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Atlanta team all set for 2019....unless stadium deal falls through.



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