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Soccer: U.S. women's league increases roster size, player pay

January 10, 2019 8:20 PM
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(Reuters) - The top U.S. women’s professional soccer league will let teams add more players to their rosters and raise their minimum and maximum pay for the 2019 season as part of rule changes it announced on Thursday.

Senior rosters in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will expand to 20-22 players, from 18-20 players in 2018. The NWSL is also adding four supplemental roster spots that teams can use to sign additional players at the league minimum who will not count against the salary cap.

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