The OL Groupe, which owns Olympique Lyonnais, is in exclusive negotiations to become the majority owner of the National Women’s Soccer League’s Reign FC. What does that mean for the Reign? And is this truly overwhelmingly good news, or are there reasons for caution for both the club and the league? Dan Lauletta and Chelsey Bush discuss on Episode 87 of the pod.
In the second segment, Dan and Chelsey argue over how the league’s new allocation money should be spent and why and how U.S. players should be eligible for the money in the future. Then, they wrap up with listener questions, including a juicy one (and a heated debate) about whether the North Carolina Courage could beat the United States women’s national team.
- Segment 1: OL Groupe (Lyon’s owner) is buying Reign FC. What does that mean for an NWSL original team?
- Segment 2: Jess Fishlock and the wider conversation of which players will be offered allocation money.
- Segment 3: FBref.com Stat of the Week, plus listener questions!
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