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Thorns sign 15-year-old Olivia Moultrie, who sued NWSL

The Portland Thorns signed 15-year-old midfielder Olivia Moultrie to a three-year contract Wednesday, making her the youngest player in the history of the National Women’s Soccer League. Moultrie filed a lawsuit against the NWSL in early May seeking to overturn the league’s rule that players must be at least 18 years old, on the grounds […]

  • NWSL expands to San Diego with Jill Ellis as club president

    The National Women’s Soccer League is adding an expansion franchise in San Diego, and former U.S. women’s national team coach Jill Ellis will serve as club president. “This is a proud and historic moment for soccer in San Diego, Southern California and the United States,” Ellis said Tuesday in a statement. “The NWSL continues to […]

  • USWNT stars Lavelle, Mewis set to rejoin NWSL

    U.S. women’s national team midfielders Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis are set to rejoin the National Women’s Soccer League following a successful one-season stint in England. Mewis will head back to her former club, the North Carolina Courage. Lavelle will join OL Reign of Tacoma, Wash., the club that acquired her NWSL rights from the […]

  • California 15-year-old files suit against NWSL

    California teenager Olivia Moultrie is at the center of a lawsuit regarding age restrictions for participants in the National Women’s Soccer League. Moultrie, 15, and her father filed suit in Oregon alleging antitrust violations regarding the NWSL’s requirement for players to be at least 18 years old. Moultrie’s exploits already have earned her a nine-year […]

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