Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
NBA star Steve Nash buys into women's league
February 5th, 2008 6:45AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[WPS] Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and former Yahoo! President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Mallett will become investors and part owners of Women's Professional Soccer, the women's league scheduled to begin play in 2009.

Their investment is specifically earmarked for new media ventures and initiatives and not into a team franchise.

"I am really excited to play a role in bringing professional women's soccer to North America," said Nash. "As a father of twin girls, I'm especially pleased to help young women around the world realize that their dreams of being a pro soccer player can indeed come true."

NASL was named British Colombia's prep MVP at Mount Douglas Secondary School before deciding to concentrate on soccer at Santa Clara University.

Nash's father, John, played professionally in South Africa. His sister, Joann, was the captain of the University of Victoria women's team, while his brother, Martin, plays professionally for the USL First Division's Vancouver Whitecaps and is a member of the Canadian national team.

Mallett, who also excelled at soccer in his youth in Canada, is as an adviser to WPS Commissioner Tonya Antonucci. He is also a principle investor and executive committee member of Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants.

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
World Cup at a Glance    
[BRAZIL 2014] Argentina and Germany will meet for the third time in the World Cup final ...
World Cup 2014 Television Schedule    
[DATEBOOK] The World Cup concludes with the third-place game Saturday (4 pm ET kickoff) and final ...
Concacaf Champions League kicks off Aug. 5    
[DATEBOOK] Play begins in the group stage of the Concacaf Champions League Aug. 5. Five MLS ...
Yedlin heads squad for first Homegrown Game    
[MLS ALL-STAR GAME] U.S. World Cup defender DeAndre Yedlin is among 20 Homegrown players named to ...
What They're Saying: Hillary Clinton    
"I think he made some very shrewd decisions in his choice of who is on the ...
A suspiciously dreadful keeper fail    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Not all other soccer came to a standstill during the World ...
How the mood turned to gloom at Copacabana    
[VIDEO PICK: World Cup] Daniel Nilsson's two-minute production reveals the excitement leading up to Brazil's semifinal ...
Union's Le Toux sets modern scoring record    
[U.S. OPEN CUP] The Philadelphia Union moved into the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open ...
Brazil-Germany blows up Twitter    
[SOCIAL MEDIA WATCH] With 35.6 million tweets, the Brazil-Germany match was the most-discussed single sports game ...
Sabella: 'Messi is the best of them all'    
[PREVIEW: Argentina-Netherlands] Like most coaches, Louis van Gaal and Alejandro Sabella like to talk in terms ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives