A combined champion of Australia’s men’s and women’s professional football leagues will be crowned from next season as part of an expansion of the women’s club game by league organiser Australian Professional Leagues (APL).
National Women’s Soccer League team Washington Spirit has appointed local pro soccer legend Ben Olsen as club president.
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Lionel Messi’s long-awaited debut for Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday became the most-watched French league match in Spanish viewing history. Following his high-profile move from LaLiga club FC Barcelona to Ligue 1, Messi made his PSG bow as a second-half substitute during his new team’s 2-0 win at Reims.
UEFA has announced Hankook Tire and Technology will once again renew as an Official Partner of UEFA club competitions ahead of the 2021 to 2024 sponsorship cycle. For a fourth consecutive cycle, Hankook will remain a UEFA Europa League sponsor, this time inclusive of the additional rights granted by the formation of the new UEFA…Details
OL Reign set a National Women’s Soccer League attendance record on August 29 when 27,248 fans watched the team’s 2-1 home victory against Portland Thorns at Lumen Field. The game against OL Reign’s Northwest rivals was the first part of a doubleheader at Lumen Field between Major League Soccer teams Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers.
The Football Association (The FA) has announced a new partnership with Xbox to become the Official Gaming Partner of the England National Teams, across the Lionesses, eLions and the Three Lions, as well as Wembley Stadium connected by EE and St George’s Park.
League of Legends Worlds moved from China to Europe, UFC prepares China’s Olympics at its Shanghai Performance Institute, Migu wins Ligue 1 rights to complete big 5, Kelme supports AFC national team competitions, and China’s policy for winning medals at Beijing 2022. In this week’s From The Top, Felix Falkenberg, Sport Science & Performance Manager…Details
The start of the 2021/22 campaign signalled the end to a busy pre-season at St. George’s Park, with the Staffordshire venue hosting several elite football clubs as they completed their vital preparations for the new season.
MLS commissioner Don Garber shot down the prospect of his division ever merging with Liga MX, even as the competitions have collaborated more than ever in recent years.