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UNITED STATES NWSL WOMEN'S LEAGUE

2019/2020 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
3 Thorns 11 7 6 40
4 Reign 10 8 6 38
5 Spirit 9 7 8 34
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Lyon ownership group to buy Rapinoe's NWSL team Reign FC for $3.51 million

Three USWNT stars score as North Carolina beats Chicago 4-0 to win its second straight NWSL title.

Reign FC and Lyon parent company OL Groupe announced Thursday that the two sides have agreed to terms on the purchase of the National Women's Soccer League club.

OL Groupe will pay $3.51 million for the American club's assets, pending approval of the NWSL board of directors. The French company announced its intention to negotiate a deal last month. It becomes the first international majority ownership group in a league that began play in 2013.

In addition to the OL Groupe's 89.5% majority stake,...

U.S. star Megan Rapinoe named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

U.S. national team star Megan Rapinoe has been named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated.

Rapinoe, FIFA Player of the Year and a two-time World Cup winner, including this year's tournament in France, was selected for dominating "the world's game, on the world's stage, under attack by a world leader."

The magazine says Rapinoe is just the fourth woman in the award's 66-year history to win the honor unaccompanied, calling it "a remarkable athletic achievement and a reflection of entrenched...

Megan Rapinoe takes home 2019 Ballon d'Or but is so much more than the best player in women's soccer

Julien Laurens says Lionel Messi separated himself from other Ballon d'Or finalists by carrying Barcelona.
Megan Rapinoe didn't attend the Ballon d'Or ceremony but her deserved award was the talk of Paris even as Messi won his sixth prize.

PARIS, France -- Megan Rapinoe, the second-ever winner of the women's Ballon d'Or given to the best player on earth, had better things to do than pick up her award in Paris on Monday. "Bonsoir everyone!" she called out cheerily to the theater packed with dinner jackets and ballgowns, in a video that looked as if it was recorded in the corner of her Seattle living room. She apologised for not making it over: "It's a bummer." Lionel MessiKylian Mbappe and Virgil van Dijk were among those...

Lyon in talks to buy U.S. women's team FC Reign of NWSL

Three USWNT stars score as North Carolina beats Chicago 4-0 to win its second straight NWSL title.

The parent company of French football club Olympique Lyonnais is in exclusive talks to purchase Reign FC of the National Women's Soccer League.

The OL Groupe and the Reign announced the deal on Monday and the transaction is expected to be completed on Jan. 31.

Lyon play in Ligue 1 on the men's side and Division 1 Feminine on the women's side and have won six women's Champions League titles.

Current Reign owners Bill and Teresa Predmore will retain a minority stake in Reign FC. Bill Predmore will...

USWNT star Rapinoe wants more investment into NWSL

Carli Lloyd knocks in a Megan Rapinoe corner kick to get the USWNT back in it. Watch live on ESPN.
Juan Mata feels players should not just stick to playing football and instead follow the lead of figures like Megan Rapinoe.

Two-time World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe has said she hopes for more investment in the women's domestic league and better pay for club players as well as for the national sides.

Earlier this month, the U.S. National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced new compensation guidelines for 2020, including a nearly 20% increase in the overall salary cap as well as allocation money allowing teams to invest in some players above the maximum salary.

Why Rapinoe's brother Brian is her greatest heartbreak,...