NWSL adds Amanda Duffy to league office

The Equalizer Staff December 20, 2016 5

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.

  • Som Termanni

    > 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

    Of course not. Why would this gonzo nugget of a league bother with doing any self promotion?

    The NWSL’s official PR feed will have a dozen US Men’s NT press releases on it by the end of 2016 and not one about its own major front-office hiring.

  • Rdalford

    Amanda Duffy as new Managing Direction of Operations for NWSL should be a big positive for NWSL. She was effective both with Louisville FC and the W-league.

    Current NWSL commissioner, Jeff Plush, has mostly just been missing in action so having someone new in the NWSL front office with track record of being effective will be a welcome change.

  • sandrae gunter

    Of course they will not release anything formal about it, it’s the NWSL. They desperately need a “Communication officer” or a entire department, they don’t represent themselves well at all. And they need a commissioner

    • mockmook

      Hmmm. Who runs the NWSL’s front office? Could it be the same organization that can’t field a decent U-17 or U-20 team?

  • Teresa

    This league is becoming a joke! And whoever said it would last was right!