Amanda Duffy is the Managing Director for the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Duffy joined the NWSL in January 2017 and oversees all aspects of day-to-day operations for the league.
Duffy was a driving influence with the development of NWSL Media – the league’s marketing, broadcast and commercial arm – as well as successful launch of the historic partnership between the NWSL and Lifetime.
Duffy previously worked for Louisville City FC – rising through the ranks of the United Soccer League (USL) club which she joined as the vice president of operations in October 2014 before being promoted to general manager in December 2014 and ultimately being tapped to serve as president in November 2015.
She also spent more than seven years at the league headquarters for the USL, where she worked in a number of roles – including strategic planning, league management, player registration and coordinating referee developments and assignments.
Duffy was the director of operations for USL PRO from 2007-2010 before she transitioned to become the senior director for the W-League, a position she held through 2014.
Prior to her time in sports management, Duffy enjoyed a playing career that saw her graduate East Carolina University with single-season and career records for goals as well as the career record for points. She was inducted into ECU’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.
She went on to compete in the W-League for three seasons and won a league championship in 2003 before playing in the Swedish 1st Division in 2006.