Duffy Resigns As NWSL President
Duffy will leave her position as president of the National Women’s Soccer League on February 15.
Amanda Duffy is stepping down as NSWL president and will be joining the Orlando Pride front office as the executive vice president. Her new role will have her head all operations related to the Pride, including both front office and technical.
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“When we decided to invest in this position, we knew we wanted to bring in someone who not only has a strong understanding of the current landscape of women’s soccer but someone who has a proven record of building exciting, successful clubs and we couldn’t think of a more perfect fit than Amanda,” Orlando City SC CEO Alex Leitão said.
“We have been working closely with Amanda for years and have seen all that she has been able to accomplish, from her days in the USL and Louisville to her most recent time with the NWSL,” said Leitão.
“We are so excited that she has chosen to come to Orlando and that she shares our vision of the potential of women’s soccer in this country and wants to be a part of building the future of the game as a member of the Pride,” Leitão continued.
Duffy will join the Pride after three years with the NSWL. She joined the women’s league in 2017 as Managing Director of Operations. When then-league commission Jeff Plush resigned, she absorbed his responsibilities before finally being promoted to the league’s president in January 2019.
It has been an honor and a privilege to be a part of the growth and development of the NWSL.Amanda Duffy
“The league has made significant strides over the last three years and I look forward to its continued development as the global destination for our world-class athletes and passionate fans, ” Duffy said.
In her role as league president, Duffy helped stabilize and grow the longest-running women’s professional league in the U.S. While president, she saw the league’s attendance grow by almost 25%. She also helped the NWSL secured two expansion teams, set record-breaking attendance numbers, signed long-term partnership agreements and increased player compensation.
“We thank Amanda for all of her efforts on behalf of the NWSL over the past three years and are pleased that she will continue to play an important part in the league in her new role with the Orlando Pride,” said NWSL Executive Committee Chair and North Carolina Courage owner Steve Malik. “We will continue to build upon Amanda’s work of elevating the league’s footprint – competitively and commercially – as the league cements its position as the global leader in women’s soccer.”