The National Women’s Soccer League, as it stands today, is almost unrecognizable from its humble beginnings seven years ago. And over the next few years, it will evolve further.
Monday’s news that Reign FC has entered exclusive negotiations with the OL Groupe — owners of women’s world power Olympique Lyonnais — is another major benchmark in the league’s two-year churn of ownership groups. Standards and ambitions continue to rise and, with those, so too does the entry point into the league.
U.S. Soccer and the NWSL have been locked into months-long discussions and negotiations about what the league will look like going forward as a decentralized, owner-driven operation without the daily oversight of the federation. A prominent sticking point within that wider discussion is what that means for minimum standards going forward.
That’s the wider context to Reign FC’s impending transaction — why the team needs outside investment.
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