Utah Royals return to NWSL for 2024: How it happened and why things are different this time

• Royals return to NWSL for 2024 under new ownership and with refreshed brand after 2020 demise
• Roughly $2 million fee comes as bargain as NWSL’s popularity explodes
• Commissioner Jessica Berman, NWSLPA, Royals president address Utah laws on abortion and transgender healthcare