With stuff apparently *very* close to becoming official, I figured this deserved its own thread. When Amanda Duffy joined NWSL, her past association with the USL side was noted, but in lines with the times (at the end of Orlando's first season and thus still somewhat in the expansion afterglow of the 2015 WWC) was mostly mentioned in passing, not really considered ahead of rumored expansion interest from "multiple MLS sides". Quietly, though, and notably after a rough patch that saw three franchises cease and/or move, the thought of Louisvile officially entering the NWSL expansion picture showed some legs back in March earlier this year, and apparently has grown, out of the spotlight, over the course of the 2019 WWC wave. Now, having previously entered the room through the back door, Louisville seems to be on track - not for 2022 or even 2021, but - to be the tenth team in NWSL's 2020 season, first strongly hinted at by The Equalizer and now more explicitly stated by The Athletic. So, what do people think of this? Both NWSL regulars (I know @cpthomas thinks NCAA attendance is highly predictive of NWSL success) and more local individuals (paging @LouCityFan and any fellow LouCity supporters). If it does happen, I'd certainly be interested in seeing what kind of identity the team tries to build... I don't know the college game well or player hometowns in general so I don't know who could easily be "linked" back to Louisville like how so many NWSL players could get lured back to California for LAFC or how Rose Lavelle would be the marquee catch for FC Cincy.