Baird thrives as NWSL commissioner despite challenging times
June 26, 2020
Lisa Baird assumed her role as commissioner of the National Women's Soccer League on March 10. Two days later, she had to shut down the league because of the coronavirus.
It's certainly not the way she imagined her first 48 hours on the job would go. Or the past three months, for that matter.
"I can't think of another industry that shut down so resolutely and so quickly. I think we just got it that this was not going to be a week event or a 10-day event, this was going to be something where we all had to create our own new playbook," she said. "And that's what we've done over the last thr...