Soccer News For 2nd Week of January

Big shout out to our player of the week in the NWSL, Kerolin Nicoli Israel Ferraz. Kerolin was signed for a 3 year contract to play as a forward for NC Courage. She is a talented and vibrant player that will keep things interesting for the viewers, and only 22 years old. Congratulations!

In an interesting turn of events, USSF has announced it will no longer pay the NWSL salaries of USWNT players as part of contract negotiations with the players’ union. This is a huge change for the structure of the NWSL, the players, and the federation. A section of the announcement was an agreement to extend the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) through the end of March of 2022 as the player’s union and the federation continue negotiations. This applies ONLY to payments for the players while they played with the NWSL. From now on, the league will pay those players while the federation will pay the players for their national team play, as to be decided by the current contract negotiations.