It was announced today that Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer will launch a new club in the National Women’s Soccer League in the upcoming 2018 season. Home matches will be played in Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.
— NWSL (@NWSL) November 16, 2017
— Real Salt Lake (@RealSaltLake) November 16, 2017
“We are very excited to welcome Dell Loy Hansen and Real Salt Lake into the NWSL family as the newest member of our league. During our discussions in this process, Real Salt Lake has demonstrated their unquestionable desire and commitment to bring the highest level of professional women’s soccer to all fans of the game in Salt Lake City and Utah. Real Salt Lake will immediately be able to hit the ground running on the business side as well as provide the players with a top-notch training ground and one of the best game venues in the country.” said NWSL Managing Director of Operations Amanda Duffy in the NWSL press release.
In the Real Salt Lake press conference, it was said that there will still be 10 teams in the NWSL. At this time, there is no mention of the fate of FC Kansas City, which has been on the market for new ownership.
There is no information about official team name, potential roster, or potential staffing at this time.
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