Barça to become first European club to have a team in North America's professional women’s league
The Board approve the development plan for women’s football in the United States, and will enter the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL)
The Board of Directors of FC Barcelona met in ordinary session at the offices of the AGBAR Museum in Cornellà de Llobregat on Thursday.
During the session, the club recognised the work of institutions and organisations rooted in the region, such as Aigües de Barcelona, which this year celebrates its 150th anniversary.
Aigües de Barcelona is an organization that collaborated with the club for the FC Barcelona Photo Awards, and on 20 June the AGBAR Museum will also host the awards for the winners of the first edition and the opening of the exhibition of the finalists.
National Women Soccer League
The Board of Directors approved a development plan for women's football in the United States, to form part of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). This plan is based on proposals drawn up by the New York office and from the sports area of the club in order to participate in the NWSL from 2018.
By doing so, FC Barcelona has made an important step in its strategy, consolidating its status as a global brand and simultaneously strengthening its commitment to women's football. FC Barcelona become the first European club to have a team in the American professional league for women's football and its presence will help to further its competitiveness and knowledge of the sport in the United States.