USWNT match in Austin offered a glimpse of the potential for NWSL in the city

USWNT match in Austin offered a glimpse of the potential for NWSL in the city

The NWSL finally has its two expansion teams for 2022 formally announced and fully across the line — and they’re both in southern California. Los Angeles based Angel City FC and San Diego (name still TBD) are now in the midst of preparations for next season, but what comes next? 

Salt Lake City has an open door back into the league after the Utah Royals were shuttered and effectively relocated back to Kansas City in the offseason, with any new ownership for Real Salt Lake having an option for an expansion team as soon as 2023. And while it appears there’s no shortage of interest in the league from potential ownership groups right now, and that goes double for the fans, with unofficial Twitter accounts campaigning for a NWSL expansion team in practically every major U.S. city.

But last week Austin got its moment in the potential NWSL market spotlight thanks to the U.S.

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