Yes, you read that right. The Thorns are indeed in the game.
Currently, Electronic Arts has partnered with National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the league's players association. After that, a total of 12 NWSL teams will appear in FIFA 23, and they will be launching on March 15.
Regarding this cooperation, the content inside is four NWSL stadiums, starheads, authentic kits, celebrations and trophies. EA SPORTS has been working hard to promote the development of women's football. And this cooperation event not only promotes the development of women's football, but also makes you feel more real.
The integration of NWSL and FIFA 23 will officially begin ahead of the 2023 NWSL season opener on March 25. At that time, there will be Kick Off, Co-op Seasons/Head to Head season, Tournament Mode and Online Friends on all platforms.
Here you can browse the press released at that time:
Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), the National Women's Soccer League and the National Women's Soccer League Players Association (NWSLPA) were here to announce a partnership. At the same time, for EA SPORTS, this would also become part of their continuous efforts to improve and make the women's game more realistic.
"For the league, players, and many fans, the cooperation between EA Sports FIFA 23 and NWSL is a milestone. In the future, we will continue to contribute to the development of women's games" said Jessica Berman, NWSL Commissioner." In the world, some of the best athletes are the ones who think of NWSL as their home. This time, we're taking their talents one step further and bringing them to you through this unique gaming experience. We couldn't be happier with this. So, we want you to start playing soon. And, we look forward to celebrating the league and the players with you as we begin our 11th season on March 25."
Kick Off, Co-op Seasons/Head to Head season, Tournament Mode and Online Friends will be available on all platforms starting March 15, and all 12 NWSL teams will also be featured on these platforms. This time, EA SPORTS™ FIFA 23 will also offer four NWSL stadiums, star portraits, authentic jerseys, celebrations and trophies. If you are interested in them, you can use FUT 23 Coins to get them, thereby improving your sense of gaming experience.
"We are enthusiastic that EA SPORTS will continue to change women's football. This time, we have successfully established a partnership with NWSL and NWSLPA that will effectively advance the game," said Andrea Hopelain, SVP of Brand, EA SPORTS. "We've been working hard on being the champions of football for the future. And also, trying to bring you a really good authenticity."
In addition, for the performance of the players on and off the pitch, EA SPORTS and NWSLPA will focus on this and help the players to continuously improve.
NWSLPA's Executive Director, Meghann Burke said: "The players are the beating heart in every experience you have. Bring your excitement through their passion, seriousness, perseverance and dedication to football. Today is a historic day, both for our players and for you. It's an exciting time for women's football. We're really looking forward to this major partnership with EA SPORTS. Hopefully, we can win titles in the game and keep creating new opportunities for you to interact with these great players."
The start of the 2023 NWSL season is currently scheduled for Saturday, March 25. A total of 12 teams competed on the opening weekend of the league's 11th season. The CBS Sports platform includes CBS Sports Network, CBS Television Network and Paramount+. At that time, CBS Sports platforms will also have the 2023 UKG NWSL Challenge Cup and the regular season.
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As the world's premier women's professional soccer league, the National Women's Soccer League has national team players from all over the world, and these players are very good. These clubs include Washington Spirit, San Diego Wave FC, Racing Louisville FC, Portland Thorns FC, Orlando Pride, OL Reign, North Carolina Courage, NJ/NY Gotham FC, Kansas City Current, Houston Dash, Chicago Red Stars and Angel City FC.
The labor union that represents all NWSL players is the NWSLPA. NWSLPA can represent the ideas of the players. In January 2022, the first Collective Bargaining Agreement in the history of U.S. domestic women's professional soccer was approved by NWSLPA.