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US women’s football scores open goal in virus-hit calendar

 

As the first professional team sport to return to pandemic-era play in the US, American women’s football is using its head start to expand its commercial appeal.

Television ratings for its opening match on June 27 more than tripled the League record, despite the absence of top stars including Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan, who opted out of this summer’s makeshift National Women’s Soccer League tournament, dubbed the Challenge Cup.

Published: July 22, 2020

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