The 2023 Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League season is within the books, punctuated by a gripping championship sport that lastly had the fanfare anticipated from a serious occasion. The occasion set a brand new bar for a league nonetheless rising into its big-time period. Now what?
Extra particularly, the place subsequent? The NWSL Championship has been developed into the (clearly rather more modest model of) the league’s Tremendous Bowl, with a predetermined host website staging the sport and the encircling occasions. This 12 months, there have been events, elevated media presence, and a considerably scaled-up fan competition earlier than the match.
All of that requires planning, a talent that has traditionally failed the NWSL. Commissioner Jessica Berman has repeatedly indicated that the format of choosing a predetermined host is prone to stay for the foreseeable future.
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