EA has just announced a new partnership with one of the top leagues in world football!
Initially leaked last week, it is now confirmed that the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the National Women's Soccer League Players Association (NWSLPA) have partnered with EA to bring a brand new league to FIFA 23.
Additional licences not only mean we will see more players in the title but also more authenticity in the game, with the deal expected to carry over into EA Sports FC 24 and beyond.
NWSL available now!
It's official - the National Women's Soccer League is in FIFA 23 now.
The National Women's Soccer League is the top women's professional league in the U.S. and the EA Sports FIFA Twitter page has announced that all 12 clubs are playable in-game right now.
The 12 NWSL teams are available to use in Kick Off, Tournament Mode, Head to Head season / Co-op Seasons and Online Friendlies.
You will need to make sure you have the latest version of FIFA 23 downloaded in order to access the National Women's Soccer League in-game.
EA x NWSL
Of course, the partnership means all the club kits will be fully authentic, and with EA getting a deal with the National Women's Soccer League Players Association (NWSLPA), you can expect to see all your favourite players from the league take to the field too!
Check out the announcement video below:
As well as the clubs and players, four NWSL stadiums will be added to FIFA 23, with trophies and celebrations put in the mix too.
The 11th season of the NWSL kicks off on Saturday, 25 March, so the addition drops just in time to celebrate the new campaign.
All 12 NWSL teams are confirmed to feature in FIFA 23, so you can expect to see:
- OL Reign
- Portland Thorns FC
- San Diego Wave FC
- Houston Dash
- Kansas City Current
- Chicago Red Stars
- North Carolina Courage
- Angel City FC
- Racing Louisville FC
- Orlando Pride
- Washington Spirit
- Gotham FC
Women's Teams in FIFA 23
This year, Chelsea's Sam Kerr made history as the first female player to feature on a global FIFA cover.
Kerr was pictured next to Kylian Mbappe on the cover of the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 23, as you can see below.
Women's club football arrived for the first time in FIFA 23, with the WSL and Div 1 Arkema featuring in this year's game.
EA previously provided the following statement:
"Play as women’s club teams for the first time in EA SPORTS FIFA history as the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and Division 1 Arkema come to FIFA 23 at launch. Plus, enjoy dedicated HyperMotion2 capture that powers the women’s game to make female players move authentically in FIFA 23. Gameplay - A new risk versus reward shooting mechanic, refreshed free kicks, penalties and corners, and more realistic physics bring the variety of football to The World's Game."
Every single women's side in FIFA 23 is:
BARCLAYS WOMEN’S SUPER LEAGUE
- Aston Villa
- Leicester City
- Manchester City
- Manchester Ut
- West Ham
- ASJ Soyaux
- Dijon FCO
- En Avant de Guingamp
- FC Fleury 91
- Havre AC
- Paris FC
- Paris Saint-Germain
- Rodez AF
- Stade de Reims
- Brazil (Authentic kit and crest with generic players)
- China PR
- United States