The Soccer Tournament is expanding to feature men's and women's teams next year
The Soccer Tournament is expanding to feature men's and women's teams next year
The 2024 event will feature men’s and women’s teams competing for separate $1M prizes, making this the highest-stakes women’s pro soccer event in the world. Goals.
December 06, 2023
The second-tier Women’s Championship confirms interest in being part of NewCo
The second-tier Women’s Championship confirms interest in being part of NewCo
The second-tier Women’s Championship (WC) initially rejected NewCo’s proposed governance and funding structure, but then abruptly struck a new deal.
November 27, 2023
Gotham FC will host a fan-focused celebration after call out by media, fans, and players
Gotham FC will host a fan-focused celebration after call out by media, fans, and players
But once the confetti settled, Gotham supporters and players were left wondering if they’d get their fairytale ending: a fan-focused celebration like other pro franchises.
November 20, 2023
The NWSL signs the largest media deal in women's sports
The NWSL signs the largest media deal in women's sports
fter its three-year, $4.5M CBS deal expires, the league will bag $240M from 2024–2027 thanks to the largest media deal in women’s sports, which will increase annual NWSL media rights from $1.5M to $60M.
November 13, 2023
The Seattle Sounders ownership group is reportedly purchasing the OL Reign
The Seattle Sounders ownership group is reportedly purchasing the OL Reign
November 13, 2023
The ownership group of MLS’ Seattle Sounders is reportedly in “advanced talks” to finalize a purchase of the NWSL’s OL Reign, which could lead to a significant MLS and NWSL crossover.
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 The footy gals’ bumpy road to Paris & a new golf tourney mixes it up
Ep #325

The footy gals’ bumpy road to Paris & a new golf tourney mixes it up

December 07, 2023

Happy tiny Friday!

On today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz start on the international women’s soccer pitch, where the drama has been kicking as two of the world’s Top 4 teams failed to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics over the last week.

Then after the break, the gals swing through the shiny new Grant Thornton Invitational golf tournament, a first-of-its-kind mixed tourney that pairs LPGA and PGA stars together. Stick with El and Steph for everything you need to know on and off the links before the competition tees off tomorrow.

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Saudi Arabia wants to host the next FIFA men's and women's World Cup
Saudi Arabia wants to host the next FIFA men's and women's World Cup
This interest further cements the country’s recent and rapid expansion into women’s soccer, which has been met with mixed success at the FIFA level.
October 23, 2023
Heather Mitts wants pro women's soccer to return to Philadelphia
Heather Mitts wants pro women's soccer to return to Philadelphia
So, USWNT legend and Philadelphia hero Heather Mitts wants to build off the game’s unmatched ecosystem by bringing a pro women’s team (back) to the City of Brotherly Sisterly Love.
October 13, 2023
Saudi Arabia bags Lay's as headline sponsor for Women's Premier League
Saudi Arabia bags Lay's as headline sponsor for Women's Premier League
On Wednesday, the Saudi Women’s Premier League (SWPL) — the country’s top flight for pro women’s soccer — bagged Lay’s as its first headline sponsor through a three-year partnership with PepsiCo.
October 13, 2023
The NWSL finalized media rights deals with ESPN, CBS, Amazon, and Scripps
The NWSL finalized media rights deals with ESPN, CBS, Amazon, and Scripps
As a historic season of NWSL growth wraps up, the league has reportedly finalized media rights deals with ESPN, CBS, Amazon, and Scripps.
October 11, 2023
The NWSL officially awarded Boston an expansion team
The NWSL officially awarded Boston an expansion team
Yesterday, the NWSL announced an expansion franchise for the city that will kick off in 2026, eight years after the league’s former Boston Breakers club folded.
September 20, 2023