Lisa Baird is the new commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League, and she brings an extensive marketing background from her days at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the NFL, among other organizations.
This week, Chelsey Bush, John Halloran and Dan Lauletta discuss first impressions of Baird, why the NWSL is in need of both direction and a face of the league, and what sort of operational challenges Baird will face. The EQZ crew also discusses the impending Becky Sauerbrunn trade, the NWSL schedule and U-20 World Cup qualifying. As ever, they take your questions in segment three.
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