For the first time since 1976, when the Kentucky Colonels basketball team ceased operations, Louisville is poised to field a top-tier professional sports franchise in 2021 when launching a National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) expansion team.
Racing Louisville FC will be run by Soccer Holdings, LLC, the same organization behind Louisville City FC, the two-time USL Championship-winning men's side. Both Racing and LouCity will play at Lynn Family Stadium and train at the recently completed 30,000 square foot training facility.
Introduction of the NWSL to Louisville, which has experienced immense success on the pitch already with two-time USL Championship winner Louisville City FC, will bring to Lynn Family Stadium household names from across the globe.
OL Reign is an American professional women's soccer team based in Seattle, Washington. Founded by Bill and Teresa Predmore in 2012 as Seattle Reign FC, it was one of eight inaugural members of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). In 2020, OL Groupe, the parent company of French clubs Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique Lyonnais Féminin, became the team's majority owner and rebranded to its current name, badge, and colors. OL Reign announced that Lumen Field will become its home stadium beginning in 2022. Lumen Field has a capacity of 68,740
Club América Femenil is a Mexican women's football club based in Mexico City. The club has been the female section of Club América since 2017. The team plays in the Liga MX Femenil, which began in 2017. Club America’s only title came during the Apertura 2018 Tournament.
Tokyo Verdy Beleza was founded in 1981. The club was originally named Yomiuri SC Ladies Beleza (currently Tokyo Verdy) Its team name, "Beleza", is Portuguese for "beauty". Tokyo Verdy Beleza was a founding member Japanese league in 1989. This powerhouse is the only Japanese women's club to have never been relegated. NTV Beleza has attained the domestic treble (winning the Nadeshiko League, League Cup, and Empress's Cup) three times in a row! 2007, 2018 and 2019.
Associazione Calcio Milan, also known as Milan Women , is an Italian women's association football club affiliated with A.C. Milan. The team started playing in Seria A in the 2018–19 season. 12-time Serie A leading goal scorer and first woman to be inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame Carolina Morace was named as the inaugural head coach. Milan's first season saw the team finish in 3rd place. Valentina Giacinti won the league Golden Boot with 21 goals, while her Milan teammate Daniela Sabatino finished in 2nd with 17 goals. This world-renowned team is taking over the Seria A, and now is excited to showcase their skills at the 2022 edition of The Women’s Cup.
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Women is an English women's football club affiliated with Tottenham Hotspur, that currently plays in the FA WSL. Tottenham Hotspur currently plays at The Hive Stadium located in Canons Park.
The club was founded in 1985, under the name Broxbourne Ladies before it became Tottenham Hotspur Ladies F.C. in the 1991–92 season. The name was changed to Tottenham Hotspur Women in the 2019–20 season. The first team have won twelve trophies, the most recent being the overall FA Women's Premier League in the 2016–17 season.