2022 NWSL Sponsors
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NWSL Sponsors for 2022 Season

The NWSL regular season kicks off next week, so it’s time to familiarize yourself with the brands seeking to leverage the league and its teams to reach teams locally, regionally, and nationally.

Before we jump in, here’s a refresher on where things stand with NWSL as the league enters its teneth season. First of all, the Challenge Cup – an annual kickoff tournament for teams – is currently finishing group play with the final set for May 7th.

After a tumultuous 2021 season rocked by scandal, the league appointed a new commissioner, Jessica Berman, ahead of the upcoming season to rebuild trust among players and fans. In February of this year, the NWSL Players Association ratified its first-ever Collective Bargaining Agreement

From expansion to 12 teams – the most in NWSL history – to new leadership and direction, there are plenty of reasons to be excited. Also good for NWSL? The continued support of league sponsors with a new addition in the offseason.

NWSL Sponsors for the 2022 season

In March, NWSL added its newest league partner and first-ever airlines sponsor. Delta Airlines is now the official airline and travel partner and is providing a significant investment in the league. Delta will work with NWSL to meet the travel needs of teams as the league’s travel guidelines continue to evolve.

Delta – the second-largest airline in the world – will also assist with programming around women’s empowerment, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. The deal mark’s the airline’s first major sponsorship of a women’s professional league in any sport.

What other brands are part of the NWSL’s team of official partners entering the 2022 season? See a full list below.

SponsorCategory
AllyFinancial Services
BudweiserAlcoholic Beverages
DeloitteProfessional Services
Delta AirlinesAirlines
iHeartMediaMedia & Entertainment
MastercardFinancial Services
NationwideInsurance
NikeApparel Manufacturing
UKGWorkforce Management
VerizonTelecommunications
VoyagerCryptocurrency

NWSL team sponsors for the 2022 season

Entering the season, all 12 teams will feature a front-of-jersey partner. Among the more noteworthy partnerships are Algorand and Gotham FC, which sees the blockchain network becomes the first crypto and blockchain partner in the NWSL.

Check out the full list of front and back-of-jersey partners entering the 2022 season.

Front & Back-of-Jersey Partners

TeamJersey FrontJersey Back
Angel City FCDoorDashSprouts Farmers Market
Chicago Red StarsCIBCMeijer
Houston DashMD Anderson Cancer CenterShell Energy
Kansas City CurrentSt. Luke's Health SystemPalmer Square Capital Management
NJ / NY Gotham FCAlgorand
North Carolina CourageContinental Tire
OL ReignBlack Future Co-Op FundBoeing
Orlando PrideOrlando Health
Portland Thorns FCProvidence Health & Services
Racing Louisville FCGE Appliancesprüvit
San Diego Wave FCKaiser PermanentePechanga Resort Casino
Washington SpiritDC Scores

Sleeve Partners

For the 2022 season, all teams will continue to don the logo of league partner, Ally, on their left sleeve. By our count, seven of the 12 teams will enter the season with partner logos on their right sleeve.

TeamLeft SleeveRight Sleeve
Angel City FCAllyBirdies
Chicago Red StarsAllyMeijer
Houston DashAlly
Kansas City CurrentAllyBlue Cross Blue Shield
NJ / NY Gotham FCAlly
North Carolina CourageAlly
OL ReignAlly
Orlando PrideAlly
Portland Thorns FCAllyTikTok
Racing Louisville FCAllyToyota
San Diego Wave FCAllyGatorade
Washington SpiritAllyWomen & Girls in Soccer

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