An independent investigation into the NWSL found widespread emotional abuse and sexual misconduct.
Among the provisions is a minimum salary of $35,000 — a nearly 60% increase — with 4% yearly raises.
National women's soccer players abroad have come forward alleging sexual misconduct after the U.S. league was rocked by bombshell revelations.
Commissioner Lisa Baird resigned amid allegations that a former coach engaged in sexual harassment and misconduct.
"We're not going anywhere," NWSL's commissioner says ahead of the league's fourth season.
Costa Rica's Raquel Rodriguez, the second pick in the NWSL draft, hopes to show girls in her home country they can reach the sport's highest levels.
There may be a perception that MLS has deep pockets. Certainly, the profiles of the MLS owners would lead one to believe that that is the case. But in truth, the MLS business model is structured to avoid leveraging their wealth.