community SPOTLIGHTS


USL and Women in Soccer at the annual USL Winter Summit


“The USL’s partnership with Women In Soccer shows the league’s understanding that in order to grow the game in the United States, systemic racism, gender bias and homophobia must be addressed,” said Courtney Carroll Levinsohn, Founder of Women in Soccer. “Together, we will shape soccer in America by collaborating on anti-discrimination initiatives, safe reporting policies […]

New Mexico United fans at Isotopes Park

New Mexico United

MISSION New Mexico United was founded on the premise of supporting every single New Mexican who loves the beautiful game. The Somos Unidos Foundation diversity program launched in June 2020 to further that exact mission. The aim of the diversity fellowship is to create supportive pathways for women and people of color to thrive in […]

USL W League logo lockup with WIS

USL W League

THE W LEAGUE MISSION The USL has announced their brand new W League which will use women’s soccer as a force for societal good by creating a national platform to increase opportunity, gender equity, and career development initiatives for women. The new league will begin play in 2022 and will provide an elite pre-professional pathway for women […]


Co-founded by four-time Guinness World-Record holder, entrepreneur and WIS Expert Member, Laura Youngson, IDA Sports is the footwear company our industry desperately needed. Their shoes are designed to accommodate the nuances of the female athlete’s foot because women and girls have waited long enough to be prioritized by sportswear companies. Ida is on a mission […]


Founded in 2020, Soccer Resilience is a sports mindset agency. The organization takes a “whole-person” approach to athletes and believes that healthy mindsets for players, coaches and parents are vital to success in sport. Soccer Resilience mental fitness guidance and programming are available through 1:1 mentoring, team sessions, club advising, org presentations and the Soccer […]


Brooklyn City F.C has a unique club culture that uses the beautiful game to unify all of Brooklyn’s diverse micro-communities. The club fosters a supportive and professional environment with multiple entry points so that there is a place for everyone to play. Brooklyn City F.C. puts community first and ensures that everyone is treated equally […]

Meet America SCORES

Above: America SCORES poetry slam Cleveland. MEET America SCORES America SCORES is a non-profit with the mission to create equitable opportunities for young people to experience sport, express themselves and inspire positive change on and off the field. Using a social justice youth development framework, America Score emphasizes racial equity, fair play, teamwork and youth […]

Goal Five

Pictured above: Goal Five founders Keely Wachs, Carrie Kessler, and Ann Kletz. MEET GOAL FIVE Goal Five started with the mission to be a sports brand for her. The organization noted that for the longest time, performance apparel had been made with only men in mind. Goal Five puts women first. Their apparel celebrates her […]