The NWSL is increasing. The league is alleged to be in superior discussions to increase into the Boston, Utah and San Francisco Bay Space markets, in response to The Athletic. Each Boston and San Francisco pays round $50m in growth charges, whereas homeowners in Utah have an agreed-upon quantity from a number of years in the past that ranges wherever from $2 to $5 million.“We stay engaged in our growth course of and are enthusiastic about our prospects,” a league spokesperson advised the Wall Avenue Journal and different retailers. “When now we have information to share, we are going to accomplish that.”NWSL commissioner Jessica Berman beforehand said that “over 30 investor teams” had been concerned about becoming a member of the league, earlier than narrowing it down to 2 additions for the 2024 season. San Francisco and Utah will possible be the 2 newcomers, starting play in 2024, whereas Boston awaits launch. Amongst these supporting the Bay Space group are former USWNT figures Brandi Chastain, Aly Wagner, Leslie Osborne and Danielle Slaton. San Francisco has by no means had an NWSL group, with Angel Metropolis in Los Angeles and the San Diego Wave standing as the one two present California groups. The 2 sides kicked off in 2022, and noticed large success of their inaugural NWSL marketing campaign. Each Utah and Boston, nevertheless, have beforehand had skilled groups. Utah Royals FC beforehand performed in 2017, earlier than being rebranded and transferred to Kansas Metropolis in December 2020 with the promise that the franchise could be revived at a later date. Whereas in Massachusetts, the Boston Breakers featured within the NWSL for 5 years, however folded in 2018.