Amanda Duffy has joined the NWSL league office. USL side, Louisville FC, put out a release announcing Duffy’s replacement and noting that she will be the managing director of operations for the league. She had been Louisville FC’s president making her the only woman to hold such a position in USL.
An NWSL spokesperson confirmed Duffy’s impending employment but had no further comment and said the league would not be releasing anything formally about her hiring. Her final day with Louisville FC is this Friday.
Duffy enjoyed a decorated playing career at East Carolina and later played in the W-League. She eventually came through the administrative ranks starting with a USL internship. She eventually became the Director of Operations for the W-League before leaving for Louisville FC in 2014. The following year the W-League ceased operations. She rose quickly through the ranks at Louisville becoming general manager and eventually president.
Duffy’s hiring by NWSL was met with almost near universal approval from around the women’s soccer world.
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