The NWSLPA issued a statement on Tuesday demanding the NWSL and Board of Governors agree to a contract before preseason begins next Tuesday.
NWSL players, who have threatened a boycott if a CBA isn’t in place by that deadline, echoed the NWSLPA’s statement Tuesday along with th eplayers unions of other professional sports leagues. Notably, U.S. women’s national team stars have voiced their support. Since a December agreement with U.S. Soccer allowed them to join the NWSLPA, their USWNT contracts do not prevent them from joining a strike in the NWSL if necessary.
USWNT and San Diego Wave forward Alex Morgan shared the official statement on Twitter with the caption “#contractnow.”
#contractnow https://t.co/tHbpCpo7IR— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) January 25, 2022
Christine Sinclair, an Olympic gold medalist with the Canadian national team and captain of the Portland Thorns, said “the time is now.”
The time is now https://t.co/H8TbEtLBP7— Christine Sinclair (@sincy12) January 25, 2022
The time is now https://t.co/H8TbEtLBP7
The MLBPA, which has been in a lockout with MLB owners since Dec. 2 over negotiations for their own CBA, also showed its support for the NWSLPA’s statement.
#ContractNow https://t.co/WxfY0HnSXg— MLBPA (@MLBPA) January 25, 2022
USWNT captain and Portland Thorns defender Becky Sauerbrunn wrote, “It’s time.”
It’s time. #ContractNow https://t.co/7cBDIDcfaj— Becky Sauerbrunn (@beckysauerbrunn) January 25, 2022
It’s time. #ContractNow https://t.co/7cBDIDcfaj
Both the WNBA Players Association and the PHF Players Association expressed their support.
#ContractNow #PlayersSupportingPlayers #BetOnWomen https://t.co/nuRxPXmt8l— WNBPA (@TheWNBPA) January 26, 2022
#ContractNow #PlayersSupportingPlayers #BetOnWomen https://t.co/nuRxPXmt8l
Our sisters at the @nwsl_players are fighting for “a contract that values and protects theirs players and moves the league in the direction we all know it deserves to go.”✊🏾✊🏿✊🏽✊🏻✊🏼#ContractNow https://t.co/G9EirpefOg— Players’ Association of the PHF (@nwhlpa) January 25, 2022
Our sisters at the @nwsl_players are fighting for “a contract that values and protects theirs players and moves the league in the direction we all know it deserves to go.”✊🏾✊🏿✊🏽✊🏻✊🏼#ContractNow https://t.co/G9EirpefOg
NJ/NY Gotham FC star and reigning NWSL Defender of the Year Caprice Dydasco chimed in, as well.
It's time, @NWSL #ContractNow https://t.co/MAl9d4B0x5— Caprice Dydasco (@CapriceDydasco) January 25, 2022
It's time, @NWSL #ContractNow https://t.co/MAl9d4B0x5