NWSL welcomes the 'City of Champions' in Boston as newest expansion side with play set to begin in 2026

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2023-09-19 20:50:16  • 2 mins
  • Boston granted expansion rights
  • Third NWSL expansion this year
  • Plan for 2026 start

WHAT HAPPENED? The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) has announced they have awarded expansion rights for the 15th team within the league to Boston, as an all-female ownership group with "deep local ties" looks to bring the sport back to their city.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The announcement follows two other expansions earlier in the year, with Utah Royals FC and Bay FC both set to begin in the 2024 season. The NWSL is now in its eleventh season and is currently growing at a rapid rate as we progress through each campaign.

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