The Americans have made their mark on women's soccer from the very beginning - and they have done so by defining a DNA for themselves from the start, building an identity around the ironclad determination that has become their signature.

Betting on the NWSL

Thus was born the NWSL, a professional women's soccer league under the direction of the United States Soccer Federation. The league was created in 2012 as the successor to the Women's Professional Soccer League. The "National Women's Soccer League" began with eight teams and has since expanded.

Globally, soccer is the most followed women's sport, followed by badminton, basketball and tennis (all women's tennis betting).

The United States is considered the best nation in the world for female players. Regardless of this, European soccer is attracting more and more players - even if the difference is narrowing. On average, France paid the highest salaries of all women's leagues ahead of Germany, England and the USA.

Most franchises are affiliated with a men's team which may be in the same city or across the Atlantic with the OL Reign, which has a link to Olympique Lyonnais in France. In betting on the French 1st division and in Europe, OL is the team that has won the most trophies.

Betting on a match in the American Women's League

The regular soccer season in the American League runs from April to October with just over twenty games. The top two ranked franchises advance directly to the semifinals, while 3rd through 6th place play an extra game, with the winner advancing to the final four.

Teams are eligible to receive the NWSL Shield, which goes to the team with the best regular season record, and the NWSL Championship, which goes to the winner of the playoffs. A few months into the season, the championship goes on hiatus, and the cup runs on a regionally ranked group system (East, Central and West).

Each day, every game is played at a different time, often with an hour difference between each kickoff. A typical day of soccer takes place over the weekend, from Friday to Sunday.

Recommended NWSL Betting

The women's league in the U.S. is competitive. Few franchises are able to hold onto their title from one season to the next. Place your soccer bets on our online sports betting platform.

At the bottom of the table, there is no relegation. Thus, a recommended bet on the US Women's Soccer Championship is to bet against the teams that have nothing left to play for.


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