In an expansive step towards the future of both men’s and women’s soccer in North America, United Women’s Soccer (UWS) and the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) have announced an alliance linking the two organizations. The relationship between the national pro-am women’s league and professional men’s league will reflect a combined vision to create greater opportunity, improved operations and merit-based advancement for women’s clubs, players and leadership.
Four players with United Women’s Soccer (UWS) experience have inked new pro deals – two each from Santa Clarita Blue Heat and NJ Copa FC. One player came back to the United States in the NWSL, while three others signed with new teams to continue their careers overseas. Meanwhile, Catarina Macario (LAGOC – 2019 UWS National Champion) was recently named to the U.S. Women’s National Team training camp roster in the Netherlands.
It’s a busy time if you’re a former United Women’s Soccer (UWS) player, as seven alumnae are making news for both club and country. Three former players got the call to join the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) camp this week in Colorado, while four UWS alumnae inked professional deals overseas.
The 2019 UWS Player of the Year, Kate Howarth, has signed a professional contract with Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Earlier this year, two other UWS standouts were drafted by the Pride, including Taylor Kornieck and Abi Kim who were 2019 UWS National Champions.
A quintet of players with United Women’s Soccer experience have inked professional contracts, including the first ever UWS League Two alumna to ink a pro deal. Megan Warner (Unity FC) became the first UWS League Two alum to jump to the professional ranks, signing a deal with UMF Sindri in Iceland.