The National Women’s Soccer League has announced that its new commissioner is a woman and that she will be unveiled “in the coming weeks.”
The NWSL is currently without a leader after former president Amanda Duffy formally left her role at the weekend to take up a senior executive position at the Orlando Pride.
In a statement, the NWSL said it is “presently operating under a transition plan established by its Board of Directors and Ms. Duffy” without adding any more details.
The league also shared that “a number of qualified, outstanding candidates” were interviewed for the role of commissioner. The NWSL added of the imminent appointee: “We are confident she will further cement NWSL’s place as the global standard for professional sports leagues.”
The NWSL is yet to announce its schedule for the upcoming season or where its games will be televised. CBS is widely expected to be announced as the domestic broadcast partner.
Elsewhere, Sky Blue FC announced that its team will train at New York Red Bulls’ state-of-the-art practice facility in East Hanover, New Jersey, for the 2020 season.
The move further cements relationships between Sky Blue and the Major League Soccer team. Sky Blue is also playing its home matches at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, this campaign.
“We’re grateful for the working relationship we have with the Red Bulls organization,” said Sky Blue general manager Alyse LaHue. “Our goal is to provide our players with the best possible resources to reach their potential and this training location and environment helps accomplish that.”